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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

N.Y. Governor To Propose Tougher Gun Rules

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. on Thursday. Cuomo plans to deliver his third State of the State speech on Jan. 9. (Mike Groll/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. on Thursday. Cuomo plans to deliver his third State of the State speech on Jan. 9. (Mike Groll/AP)

In his State of the State address today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to push for tougher restrictions on guns in his state, which already has an assault weapons ban on the books.

Cuomo says it “has more holes than Swiss cheese,” so he’s considering requiring gun owners in the state to periodically renew their licenses and require more thorough mental health and background checks for gun purchasers.

But Cuomo has backed away from one idea he’s floated: confiscation of assault weapons.

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