"The extremists are spreading fear," Cuomo told the Capitol Pressroom Monday morning. "They're spreading theories we're going to come and take away your guns. Hunters, sportsmen, you can have your guns. But criminals and the mentally ill have no right to have guns."
Cuomo says a majority of people have been begging for some sort of government action after Newtown, and he finds the paralysis in Washington on this issue disheartening.