Thursday, February 28, 2013

New York Gov. Cuomo pushes to exempt Hollywood from gun law

Another case of liberal doublespeak ... Guns are evil, but not when there's money to be made...

New York may have some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, but government officials are scurrying to carve out legislative exemptions for Hollywood, to ensure the new crackdowns don’t apply to movie-makers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to revise a January gun law so that movie makers and Hollywood executives could still use real weapons, rather than fake ones, in their shots -- even in scenes that take place on public streets, Fox News reports. The guns could not contain real ammunition, however.

“There’s no reason not to make a change like that to give an industry comfort, especially when it’s an industry we want to do business in the state,” said Cuomo, according to Fox News. “We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post-production here, so obviously we would want to facilitate that.”

The governor also wants to expand tax credits for Hollywood. Movie and television producers have spent more than $7 billion in the state since 2004, Fox News said.

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