NY Firemen Tell Cuomo To Stop Using Them as Excuse for Gun Grabbing
Firemen in West Webster, New York are sick and tired of Governor Andrew Cuomo using them as an excuse for his unconstitutional gun grabbing.
One of the main excuses New York Governor Cuomo used to institute his latest anti-Second Amendment law, the so-called SAFE Act, was the attack suffered by firemen in West Webster. In 2012 as they responded to a fire two firemen were killed by a nut case with a gun.
On Christmas Eve in 2012, a criminal named William H. Spengler allegedly set a fire then laid in wait for firemen to arrive whereupon he began shooting at them. Two were killed in the ambush.
The psycho eventually killed himself but not before 8 nearby homes were destroyed by fire because firefighters were prevented from combating the flames due to the man’s gunfire.
When pushing and later signing his anti-Second Amendment state law, Gov. Cuomo constantly used the incident as an excuse for his gun grabbing law.
In a press release to celebrate his signing of the anti-constitutional SAFE Act, Cuomo cited the 2012 West Webster incident saying, “It is appropriate to sign the NY SAFE Act here in Rochester, where just weeks ago a gunman senselessly murdered two first responders as they responded to a fire in Webster,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new law will limit gun violence through common sense, reasonable reforms that will make New York a safer place to live. When society confronts serious issues, it is the function of government to do something, and the NY SAFE Act will now give New York State the toughest, strongest protections against gun violence in the nation.”
But now the chief of the very fire department that Cuomo uses as his excuse for gun grabbing has said explicitly that he’s tired of being used by the governor.
Craig Akins, a former chief of the West Webster department said that the governor’s politicization of his fellows’ loss is not Kosher. “The governor took it upon himself to use us as a pawn and I think most of us are not very happy about that,” he said.
Another W. Webster firefighter, Steve Sessler is equal upset by it all. “To try and capitalize to push an agenda, especially for a politically ambitious governor, who is looking at the presidency. That doesn’t sit well with me,” he said.
Further, Sessler said that the SAFE Act is doing nothing to make him feel any safer.
“Not at all, not at all, not at all. No, in fact, the SAFE Act ironically named doesn’t make anybody any safer. In my opinion, the events of Christmas even last year, definitely changes your mind as a first responder. In fact, in Honeoye Falls, about three weeks after that incident last year, we had a call for a shooting and that was the first thing to go through my mind”
Chief Akins also points out that one of the firefighters who was murdered was a Second Amendment advocate and would not be happy that his legacy is being used to destroy Constitutional rights.
“It is hurtful to use because one of the victims was a huge advocate, a big gun advocate, and I know he wouldn’t be happy right now knowing that these laws were enacted because of anything he had involvement with,” he said.
(H/T Mental Recession)
Warner Todd Huston
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