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A SAFE Act? Cuomo official uses handgun as laser pointer during presentation

Perhaps while Andrew Cuomo was forcing the unconstitutional SAFE Act down the throats of New Yorkers he should have included the confiscation of guns by his own administration.

It has come out that on October 24th of last year, Jerome Hauer, Cuomo’s Dir. of Homeland Security, took out his Glock 9mm handgun (you know, the one WITHOUT a safety) and used the laser pointer on it to give a presentation to a Swedish delegation.

As you can imagine the Swede’s became a little discomforted as Hauer waved his handgun around, flagging them all as he spoke and gesticulated.

Apparently being the Dir. of NY’s Homeland Security doesn’t mean you know the first thing about gun safety, of which one of the tenets is never point your weapon at something you aren’t willing to destroy.

And this isn’t an overreaction of the foreign delegation as I too would not be comfortable with some pencil pusher flagging me with the barrel of his handgun as he spoke to me about Superstorm Sandy, the topic of the day.

In fact, one of the witnesses to the event stated that two people opposite Hauer at the table moved quickly out of the line of the laser when he brought out the gun.

People were basically diving for cover to avoid being killed by Hauer’s asininity.

When Hauer was previously asked why he carries a gun he has responded flippantly saying to “look him up on Google”.

Fair enough Mr. Hauer.  Google is an amazing search engine and here is what I found.

Mr. Hauer makes $136,00 a year.  He has a license to carry a firearm in both upstate New York as well as New York City; must be nice to have connections that ordinary citizens are denied.

But looking further things start to get more interesting.  Hauer is NOT in law enforcement nor has he ever been.  His position as Dir. of NY’s Homeland Security does NOT grant him the authority of law enforcement officers.  This is important because IT IS AGAINST THE LAW FOR STATE EMPLOYEES TO BRING WEAPONS TO THE WORKPLACE if they are not employed as law enforcement officers.

Hauer, on top of being an ignorant and dangerous gun owner is also a criminal who is flaunting the laws that normal New Yorkers have to suffer under while he cloaks himself in the protection of privilege and connections.

I mean, on top of being a hypocritical criminal who supports the disarmament of the people through the SAFE Act yet breaks the laws of the same state, how LAZY do you have to be not to simply get a regular, non lethal, laser pointer?

Peter Cutler, Hauer’s communications officer, tried to mitigate the issue by saying that “PERHAPS” Hauer received some “carve out” from the Public Facilities Law banning state employees from entering state offices with firearms.

Once again Cuomo and his corrupt, Constitution destroying cabal have illustrated that they are above the law and that they are willing to infringe upon other peoples rights while willfully ignoring the application of those laws when it comes to them personally.

And even if there was no SAFE Act issue, ACTUALLY SAFETY would demand that Hauer get his head out of his fourth point of contact and know better than placing everyone in that room at the end of a barrel of a loaded gun with no safety feature save the trigger.

Luckily no one died…this time.  Do I expect Hauer to face any criminal repercussions on this matter?  No.  He will simply get the liberal gun control pass.  You know, the pass that allows liberal gun controllers to willfully break the laws of a jurisdiction because laws don’t really apply to them. (see Diane Feinstein DC ban violation)

This is just another example of why New York needs to right itself and vote Andrew Cuomo out of office this November, the only question is who has the moral backbone to stand up and demand the SAFE Act get torn down?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


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  • the_puppy

    Jerome Hauer needs to be charged for unsafe handling of a firearm, charged for illegal possession in the workplace, and have his carry permit revoked. And he embarrassed all Americans internationally. Unbelievable, he obviously can not be competent. I would demand his resignation.

  • Mary Brown

    fire him and charge him with reckless endangerment

    • Mita Pogue

      AND whatever charges you’d charge any govt. employee breaking the law… oh, wait…

  • joe


  • MixedMotives

    Yep citizens shouldn’t have firearms because we don’t have the proper training for them like the government does

    • Johnnygard

      If they waived all the rules to let him carry, they probably didn’t require him to take a class either. Instead of “probably”, I should have said “obviously”.

  • Pete Doughty


    • Concerned

      I find it totally believable. If someone on the left wants to ban something, they are automatically assumed not to be subject to that ban. After all, they try to salve their consciences with other people’s money. So, the ban laws they make also apply to other people as well, right?

  • gimmer

    C’mon, you know the drill with these statists: some folks are more equal than others.

  • Eddie

    I have a Glock with a TLR2 Streamlight laser/light. It takes only one second to remove it from the rail grip. If this so-called expert had simply removed it from his weapon, he could have used it as a laser pointer. But that involves using common sense. Which obviously he does not have.

  • Centurian2010

    Guns aren’t scary, people like this idiot are. Liberals will cheat, lie, steal, kill people, and put people in harms way to meet there communist agenda. Fire this baffoon!

  • politicstick

    I would have immediately left the room, PERIOD!

    • Johnnygard

      Right after I picked myself up off the floor. Unarmed, instinct would have had me ducking in a nano second.

  • Concerned

    Maybe upstate New York should try to get a movement going to divorce itself from New York City and let it be the 51st state. Then they could get rid of the crazy gun laws currently on the books as well as Cuomo, Hauer, et al.

    • TJJ300

      That won’t get rid of Cuomo. Albany is, unfortunately, in upstate NY. But at least he will lose the next election.

    • TOMD


  • Sandy Carrico

    I do believe the rules of gun safety are, “Never point your weapon at anything you are not willing to shoot.” I don’t think it says destroy…

    • Johnnygard

      For many years now, instructors have been using “destroy”, at least in Calif and Nevada.

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  • BryanS

    Glocks have a safety.. a trigger safety and a drop safety. I dont care if there is an arbitrary lever on that thing.. the real safety is located 3 feet above your rear end (the place you put a hat on).

    This guy should be fired, lose his pension, and not be able to carry across the US as a retired law enforcement.

    THIS is what you get in a culture that bans firearms… generations of people who are negligent with them.

  • Johnnygard

    Most of the liberals also leave their finger on the trigger when holding a firearm (because they don’t know any better).

  • williammillerpupista

    Um… in many States (and I’d bet it’s so in New York) it’s a
    misdemeanor (without just cause) to even _point_ an unloaded firearm at a person, and a _felony_ to
    point a loaded firearm at a person.

    What are the odds he’ll be prosecuted for this in addition to being fired?

    Zero, you say? Prolly so…. 🙁

  • Docs357

    That was done awhile ago , or is this another genius that has no respect for firearms ?

    • Bullets First

      No, same guy. This was originally published in January. But with these types of clowns working for the Cuomo administration it’s no wonder why he is now facing a litany of charges for corruption, bribe taking, witness tampering and outright fraud.

      • Docs357

        This guy as the mind set of a child . He’s there to protect the governor. ? SMH

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