Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:15 PM
struggle4progress (80,464 posts)
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 ...
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Lawmakers in New York Move Toward New Limits on Guns (Original post)
Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:40 PM
OswegoAtheist (609 posts)
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
Response to OswegoAtheist (Reply #4)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:09 PM
Agschmid (11,352 posts)
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!
Response to struggle4progress (Original post)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:24 PM
Earth_First (14,475 posts)
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.
Response to Recursion (Reply #8)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:22 PM
ProgressiveProfessor (22,144 posts)
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