Anne: Do you have numbers to show that it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes?
Hochul: I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need to have a data point to say this. I know that I have a responsibility for this state to have sensible gun safety laws. pic.twitter.com/NiCp7POO88
— Anne McCloy (@AnneMcCloyNews) June 29, 2022
ALBANY (Yaakov M / VINnews) — Governor Kathy Hochul does not want facts to get in the way of her feelings…about gun control.
Hochul is on a crusade against people who own guns legally, after a recent Supreme Court decision allowed law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in New York.
Albany news anchor Anne McCloy asked Hochul if she has numbers or data to support her belief that gun owners with concealed-carry permits are the people who commit the crimes, as Hochul claims.
“Do you have numbers to show that it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes?” McCloy asked. “Because the lawful gun owner will say that you’re attacking the wrong person, it’s really people that are getting these guns illegally that are causing the violence, not the people going and getting the permit legally and that’s the basis for the whole Supreme Court argument. Do you have the numbers?”
“I don’t need to have numbers,” Hochul replied. “I don’t need to have a data point to point to to say this is gonna — All I know is that I have a responsibility to the people of this state to have sensible gun safety laws, and this one was not devised by the Hochul administration. It comes out of an administration from 1908. I don’t need a data point to make the case that I have a responsibility to protect the people of this state.”