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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:15 PM

Lawmakers in New York Move Toward New Limits on Guns


By THOMAS KAPLAN and DANNY HAKIM
Published: January 9, 2013

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders believe they are close to an agreement on a package of gun laws that includes a restrictive ban on assault weapons, and lawmakers hope to vote on it as soon as next week.

Mr. Cuomo, delivering his third annual State of the State address on Wednesday, called on lawmakers to approve the toughest assault weapons ban in the nation. And, displaying an unsual degree of speed for Albany, lawmakers seemed prepared to move quickly on the governor’s request.

“Forget the extremists — it’s simple,” Mr. Cuomo said to a crescendo of applause near the end of his nearly-80-minute speech. “No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. End the madness now.”

Mr. Cuomo not only proposed a far more restrictive assault weapons ban than currently exists in New York, but he also proposed a more comprehensive ban on large-capacity magazines. He also proposed to require background checks for private sales of guns, not just at gun shows and stores. And he called for tougher penalties for buying guns illegally or for using them to commit crimes, as well as for uniform licensing standards across the state ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/nyregion/cuomo-on-gun-control-and-storm-issues-in-annual-address.html

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struggle4progress Jan 2013 OP
Recursion Jan 2013 #1
Agschmid Jan 2013 #2
OswegoAtheist Jan 2013 #4
Agschmid Jan 2013 #6
Squinch Jan 2013 #13
Earth_First Jan 2013 #3
Agschmid Jan 2013 #5
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #7
Recursion Jan 2013 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #9
Recursion Jan 2013 #10
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #11
Recursion Jan 2013 #12

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:18 PM

1. Some very good ideas in there

Here's hoping.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:21 PM

2. I love my Gov...

He is also kind cute

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:40 PM

4. I don't know about cute, but...

I lived in NY for over 20 years, and he's accomplished things I never would have thought possible in Albany. If he's thinking 2016, well, there's one guy in Iowa who's ready to help.

Oswego "that guy would be me, if it wasn't obvious" Atheist

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Response to OswegoAtheist (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:09 PM

6. Yes there are many things I like about him as well...

I wish he was a bit more anti-frack but for a politician to agree with me about 80% of the time is pretty impressive!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:55 PM

13. I don't love him, but I fully support him in this.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:24 PM

3. I live in Rochester, my FB page is in melt down mode...

You'd think that the National Guard was gearing up to hit the streets to take away their weapons.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:08 PM

5. I live in Henrietta! Hello!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:12 PM

7. As long as he is prepared to pay the bill

Which will be more than many realize.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:15 PM

8. I dunno. Remove the AWB and that's a pretty good bill (nt)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:22 PM

9. Still have to pay market price for things that are banned

I want to remember that something like 30 million standard (20 to 30 round) AR magazines out there. That will get expensive

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:23 PM

10. Ah, you meant that literally

Sounds like a decent stimulus plan

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Response to Recursion (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:25 PM

11. Why not pay 2X of market price for everything turned in?

Be a much better stimulus and be voluntary

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:26 PM

12. Or give them $1 trillion platinum coins. (nt)

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