NY Gov Demands Federal Laws to 'Deal with' Guns, Censor Social Media
New York Governor Kathy Hochul responds to Buffalo shooting
New York's Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul is demanding tougher new federal laws to "deal with" guns and censor social media.
Gov. Hochul was angrily responding to the weekend shooting in Buffalo, NY.
On Saturday, a gunman opened fire in a Tops Friendly Market grocery store, killing 10 people.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hochul claimed guns and social media were to blame for the shooting.
"They need to be called out," Hochul said.
"And leaders elected officials from both parties need to stand up at this moment and call it out and to shame it and to make sure these people crawl back into their holes and stay there."
"This cannot be part of our mainstream dialogue here in the United States of America," the governor continued.
"Leaders have a responsibility to call it out.”
"As a leader of the state of New York, I also have a responsibility to make sure we protect people with respect to guns," Hochul added.
"We have some of the toughest laws in America on the books here, but the guns are coming in from other states or the enhanced magazine, which is exactly what happened here, the high-capacity magazine that led to the slaughter of people in my hometown."
Hochul then turned her attention to censoring social media.
"So, we are dealing with it on the gun side but also on the social media side," she said.
"And the combination of the wild access to guns, unfettered.
"We need national laws to deal with this as well as the unfettered sharing of hate information on the Internet.
"That is a lethal combination.
"We saw that on display here just hours ago yesterday.”