According to Cuomo, his state’s existing laws regarding those matters have “more holes than Swiss cheese.”
“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting,’” he said, echoing the sentiment of many other pro-gun control advocates before him, while noting: “I understand the rights of gun owners; I understand the rights of hunters.”
The governor then laid out several ideas for how the state would enforce stricter laws on those so-called “assault” weapons: “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it,” he said.