Good catch by someone working for the New York Times in Albany, who reports:
Six weeks after approving an expanded ban on assault weapons, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers are considering whether to amend the measure to add an exception — for Hollywood/
Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday that while he and lawmakers did not want assault weapons on New York's streets, they did not intend to ban their use on film shoots, and that concerns had been raised that the new measure could put a damper on the state's growing film and television industry.
"Should you be able to use these types of guns in movies? The answer is yes," Mr. Cuomo said in a news conference at the Capitol. "We do spend a lot of money in this state bringing movie production here."
So if you're in an industry that make violent movies for young people to watch, you don't just get an exception from the gun laws, you get subsidies and tax breaks ("a lot of money"). Those New Yorkers unlucky enough to work in industries not favored by Mr. Cuomo are stuck paying the taxes to support the violent movies we don't watch.