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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:26 PM

 

Gov. Cuomo signs gun control bill making New York first state to do so since Newtown school massacre

Source: New York Daily News

ALBANY, N.Y. New York has become the first state to dramatically stiffen its gun laws after last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature Tuesday, parts of the measure that sped through the Legislature in two days take effect immediately.

The law calls for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns away from mentally ill people who make threats.

It also calls for background checks on ammunition, a ban on large magazines, stiffer penalties for gun crimes and background checks even on private sales, such as those at gun shows.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-passes-1st-gun-control-bill-newtown-school-massacre-article-1.1240644

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Reply Gov. Cuomo signs gun control bill making New York first state to do so since Newtown school massacre (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
billh58 Jan 2013 #2
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #3
bettyellen Jan 2013 #4
chatcat11 Jan 2013 #5
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #6
chatcat11 Jan 2013 #7
appal_jack Jan 2013 #8
derby378 Jan 2013 #10
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #11
bossy22 Jan 2013 #14
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #15
alp227 Jan 2013 #16
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #9
Courtesy Flush Jan 2013 #12
bossy22 Jan 2013 #13

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:27 PM

1. More of this, please. nt

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:38 PM

2. The pendulum is

moving back toward sanity and responsibility and the USA is on the verge of becoming a better place for all Americans. The days of the NRA's political tyranny are coming to an end, and none too soon.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:38 PM

3. Yes - NY Leads The Way

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:50 PM

4. Yay!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:00 PM

5. This should be the law for the whole country.

 

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Response to chatcat11 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:01 PM

6. It would be a great start!

Welcome to DU!

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:03 PM

7. Thank you!

 



I don't post much. I mostly read.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:27 PM

8. Unconstitutional law is Unconstitutional (& will be ineffective)

I predict that this law will:

1) Get tied-up in courts for the foreseeable future.

2) Not reduce gun crimes or tragedies. People who 'snap' can and will still do tremendous damage with ten-round magazines.

3) Be used as an excuse to harass other states - When crimes continue in NY State, Bloomberg & Cuomo will attempt to blame VA, NC, GA, etc., as has been their wont already.

This is a sad day for individual rights. With respect to RKBA, I'm glad that at least I live in NC and not NY.

-app

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:43 PM

10. Welcome to the People's Republic of New York

I'd like to learn more about the lightning-fast process by which the final bill just landed on Cuomo's desk, awaiting his signature. I smell a rat.

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:51 PM

11. My guns, my precious guns!

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:45 AM

14. how about an armored car guard who goes to work and gets arrested

because he happen to miscount when putting ammunition in his gun and put 8 instead of the legal limit of 7?

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:53 AM

15. Yeah, that's gonna happen.

 

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:34 AM

16. I agree regarding courts but don't see how this law is any more radical than the 1994 federal law.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:29 PM

9. Good.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:55 PM

12. Here's how one of my FB friends is spinning it...

So, now New York citizens are ordered to sell any guns/clips they had previously bought, when it was ok by the gov't when they bought it. They only have a year to do it and it has to be out of state. And they can be arrested for it. For their own property, that was lagal when they bought it. When The Gov't tells me I am ordered to sell my own personal property that I bought legally, I'm worried.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:37 AM

13. This is going to have an injunction slapped on it

the law is very vague and confusing. There are guns and magazines that seem to fall into multiple catagories with some saying its banned and with others saying its exempt. Doesn't seems to exempt revolvers from the new capacity requirements but we are unsure of whether or not you can only load one to 7 rounds.

When we talk about laws affecting only law abiding people- this is a prime example. No loading magazines past 7 rounds. Are criminals really going to follow that? chances are the person you can charge with that will probably be caught doing things which carry far greater penalties- and therefore the charge of carrying more than 7 rounds will be dropped. The poor shmuck who happens to miscount at the range when loading the magazine will not be that lucky

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