The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
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.