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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wants Democrats to Threaten Government Shutdown Over Gun Control (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogized his former aide Carey Gabay urging Democrats to threaten government shutdown in order to get a gun control law passed.

Cuomo said during Gabay’s funeral on Saturday, “If the far right is willing to shut down the government because they don’t get a tax cut for the rich, then our people should have the same resolve and threaten to shut down the government if they don’t get a real gun control law to stop killing of their innocents.”

Cuomo noted that Carey Gabay, who died after being removed from life support 10 days after he was shot in the head before the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, worked to draft the SAFE Act, which bans high-capacity magazines, increases penalties for crimes committed with banned guns, as well as makes background checks for gun purchases mandatory.