Top Cuomo aide granted waiver after repeatedly breaking NY gun law

A top aide to strict gun-grabbing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been granted a waiver for carrying a firearm at government offices in violation of state law.

Cuomo appointed Jerome Hauer to take over the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in 2011, according to the Albany Times Union.

The Albany, N.Y.-based newspaper reported in early January that Hauer used his firearm’s laser sight as a pointer device during a meeting with a delegation of Swedish security professionals — with his loaded 9-mm Glock still attached.

People sitting across from Hauer “moved quickly out of the line of the laser when he brought out the gun,” and three of the Swedes “were rattled when the gun’s laser tracked across one of their heads before Hauer found the map of New York, at which he wanted to point,” the Times Union report.

The meeting took place on Oct. 24, but the incident didn’t come to light until last month.

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On Wednesday, the Times Union reported:

Cuomo defended Hauer at a news conference Wednesday. The governor said he’s comfortable with commissioners carrying weapons to work as long as they have gun permits. He qualified the response by adding “if they are licensed and in that field of work.”

Hauer is not a law enforcement officer or working in law enforcement, although his official vehicle has emergency lights and sirens.

Despite the lack of a waiver before January, several witnesses said he has been carrying a gun on the job since Cuomo appointed him in 2011.

One of the basic rules of firearm safety is to never draw a weapon unless you intend to use it — as a weapon, not as a pointer. And never point a weapon at anything you don’t intend to destroy.

Cuomo’s crusade against firearms apparently applies to all New Yorkers except those he blesses, and Hauer is one of the blessed.

Now he has a gun and a car with lights and a siren, which makes me feel very safe — because I don’t live in New York.

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76 thoughts on “Top Cuomo aide granted waiver after repeatedly breaking NY gun law

  1. Sam Whittemore says:

    Only non-democrats are subject to laws! As it should be! Only conservatives must follow the law, the peons..There is no rule of law when one rule is for the rulers and another for the ruled. Plus the moron should have his weapon taken away for such stupidity and recklessness. Laser sights can easily be removed, without tools.

  2. kporqueria says:

    It is good to be King or to be a friend of the King?

  3. DoninAK says:

    How much you want to bet that magazine is loaded with more than 7 rounds?

  4. john396 says:

    Everyone apply for a permit, California courts have already ruled that wanting to defend yourself is a valid reason for a CC permit.

  5. Cuomo says:

    SIGN THE PETITION : ) Free NYS from NYC & The SAFE
    Act

    Separate NYS from the draconian, barbaric, discriminating rules n codes that
    have ruined Life Liberty and Happiness in NYS

    https://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-state-voters-create-a-51st-state-or-free-upstate-new-york-from-nyc-control

    When in the course of human events…NYC and Upstate New York often have
    diametrically opposing points of view due to demographic difference and
    population density.

    Consider the idea of NYC being autonomous like DC, LONDON & Vatican
    City.

    Upstate NY taxpayers rights to self representation are currently crushed
    under NYC Voters boots. Something must be done. Join me, due to the enormous
    TOTAL concentration of voters in NYC the voices of a huge geographical area
    (UPSTATE NY) are silenced.

    This must change.

    Tail waging the dog politics are inherently unfair to the dog.

    Free Upstate NY.

    OR Maybe it is time for a 51st State.

    We Demand Emancipation from NYC. We demand our right to self govern.

    To New Liberty!

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