Gov. Andrew Cuomo devoted nearly 5-1/2 pages in one of his 2010 policy campaign books on curbing gun violence in New York, though many of the proposals are yet to be acted on after he was elected.

In 2010, Cuomo’s proposed a gun control policy that seemed to build on his time as attorney general and Housing and Urban Development secretary to deal with illegally obtained guns.  

He proposed stepping up efforts to investigate and prosecute federal firearms licensees who sell guns to criminals.

Cuomo also wanted to establish a partnership among other governors in other states that would share information on illegal gun trafficking and develop a “working group” of law enforcement officials to establish best practices and share resources with federal authorities.

The governor also backed the long-sought gun control measure known as microstamping  — a process that puts an individual stamp on cartridges once they are fired. The measure was staunchly opposed by Senate Republicans, despite parliamentary moves by Democrats in the last year.

Additionally, Cuomo wanted to promote “cease-fire” initiatives that are meant to engage community advocates and local law enforcement to keep guns out of the hands of drug dealers and other criminals.

In his policy book outlining his urban agenda, Cuomo touted his settlement with manufacturer Smith & Wesson while he was secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration.

“Under the historic settlement, Smith & Wesson agreed to make sweeping and dramatic changes in its manufacturing, distribution and marketing practices to keep weapons out of the reach of criminals and children. As governor, Andrew Cuomo will continue his efforts to keep illegal guns off the streets of New York,” Cuomo’s book said.

Following last week’s mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 27, including 20 children, Cuomo said the massacre should be a “wake-up call” on guns.