Revisiting his proposal for sweeping new gun control laws during his State of the State address in Albany, N.Y. on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) made a dramatic and impassioned plea to lawmakers to "set an example for the rest of the nation" while asserting that "no one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer."
"I know that the issue of gun control is hard. I know it's political. I know it's controversial. But we are proposing today common sense measures. And I say to you: forget the extremists," Cuomo said. "It's simple: no one hunts with an assault rifle! No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer! And too many innocent people have died already! End the madness now! Pass safe, reasonable gun control in the state of New York! Make this state safer! Save lives! Set an example for the rest of the nation! Let them look at New York and say this is what you can do! And this is what you should do! This is New York, the progressive capital! You show them how we lead!"