New York Has Gun Deal, With Focus on Mental Ills

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders tentatively agreed on Monday on a broad package of changes to gun laws that would expand the state’s ban on assault weapons and would include new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.

Approval of the legislation would make New York the first state to act in response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month. Monday was the first full day of this year’s legislative session in Albany; the State Assembly opened its session with a moment of silence for those killed in Newtown, and lawmakers from both parties said they expected to vote on the gun package late Monday or early Tuesday.

“We don’t need another tragedy to point out the problems in the system,” Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said at a news conference just before 9 p.m., during which he detailed elements of the proposed legislation. “Enough people have lost their lives,” he added. “Let’s act.”

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  • phil from OH

    Time for all New York gun owners and manufacturers to vote with their feet…..

  • Terry Campbell

    Look how happy he is for taking away the constitutional rights of his constituents! he should be proud for his part in the decline of our American Democracy!

  • Dan

    Welcome to the People’s Republic of New York.

  • GeneralJimM

    When do we Americans break out the tar and feathers.Can’t we find out where all of these anti-American NWO commie globalist pinkos live? These guys are much worse than Tony Soprano.Tar and feather,we are gonna need a lot of it.Has anyone noticed that for the most part the anti-gun states have a heavy mob influence? NY,NJ,CT,RI,MA,IL,CA.I’d hate to see them make any gun with more than 7 rounds illegal down south and out west.This could really escalate if feds try to go after people for guns in the south.