New York: President of the US’ National Rifle Association (NRA) has said that their was nothing wrong with protesters comparing Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Adolf Hitler at a demonstration against his sweeping new gun control law.
David Keene said the protesters were trying to demonstrate what happens when a government disarms its citizenry.
Nearly 5,000 people attended Thursday’s rally at state Capitol to protest the state’s new gun restrictions, which include an expanded ban on assault weapons and a prohibition on magazines carrying over 7 rounds of ammunition.
According to the New York Daily News, signs from the protest depicted Cuomo with a Hitler mustache.
One of the signs read, “CUOMO IS A TYRANT.” It contained a swastika and photo of the governor with a Hitler mustache and wearing a Germany Army hat, the report said.
The controversy over the Hitler and Nazi imagery comes only a few weeks after an upstate assemblyman was forced to apologize after he said Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin would have been proud of Cuomo’s tactics.