Governor Cuomo's suggestion in a radio interview that confiscation of so called assault rifles is one option in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, but experts say there are over a million such weapons in the hands of New Yorkers and taking when would require compensation costing over a billion dollars.
Meanwhile sales of the rifles have been brisk as gun fanciers fear a looming crack down from a Governor preparing to enter a national stage.
The Governor's comment certainly lends credence to the notion that some seek to disarm America and see tragedies like Sandy Hook as the means.
A New York legislature now aligned with the Governor might well embrace such a proposal.
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