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Gov. Cuomo exempts Hollywood from NY Gun Laws

by Phantom Ace ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Headlines, Progressives at February 28th, 2013 - 2:40 pm

The scariest politician in America, NY’s Fascist Mayor Andrew Cuomo shows his hypocritical Progressive world view. He seeks to exempt Hollywood producers and actors  from NY’s gun laws.

ALBANY, N.Y. –  New York sought to combat violence by rushing the nation’s toughest gun control measure into law after the Connecticut school shootings that killed 26 people, but the state is now carving out an exemption to make sure movie and TV producers can stage running gun battles on Manhattan streets.

Movie and TV productions have long been courted by New York and other states with tax breaks in exchange for the jobs and glamour of the industry. Hollywood is also a major campaign fundraising stop for New York politicians.

“We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post-production here, so obviously we would want to facilitate that,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who wants to expand the film and TV tax credit.

He said movies and TV may use fake guns that wouldn’t be subject to the new law but the industry wants “certainty.” The revised law would allow them to use real weapons without real ammunition.

“There’s no reason not to make a change like that to give an industry comfort, especially when it’s an industry we want to do business in the state,” the governor said.

Cuomo is a hypocrite.

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5 Responses to “Gov. Cuomo exempts Hollywood from NY Gun Laws”
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  1. buzzsawmonkey
    1 | February 28, 2013 2:49 pm

    Correction in the first line: Cuomo is governor of New York State, not a mayor.

  2. 2 | February 28, 2013 2:57 pm

    I saw this. Laws are for the little people. Hollywood Elites are, naturally, exempt, as are no doubt Democrat pols.

  3. 3 | February 28, 2013 3:24 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    That is why they get tax breaks.

  4. citizen_q
    4 | February 28, 2013 3:46 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Don’t forget the police. They are special too.

    I understand being a police officer can often make them a target for criminals seeking revenge. I point it out because it rankles me that their civil rights are not being trod upon so heavily.

  5. darkwords
    5 | February 28, 2013 8:50 pm

    A lot of democrats so full of themselves and need to be backpeddled.

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