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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

N.Y. Poised To Be First To Toughen Gun Laws After Newtown

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks on Monday during a news conference announcing an agreement with legislative leaders on New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Also pictured are Secretary to the Governor Larry Schwartz, left, and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy. (Mike Groll/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks on Monday during a news conference announcing an agreement with legislative leaders on New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Also pictured are Secretary to the Governor Larry Schwartz, left, and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy. (Mike Groll/AP)

New York lawmakers are expected this morning to give final passage to legislation that would toughen the state’s existing assault weapons ban.

The measure would broaden the definition of “assault weapons” to include semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and one military-style feature (instead of the current two), as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature, including the popular pistol grip.

It would also require that mental health professionals report patients who are likely to harm themselves or others, which could mean that a gun the patient owns might be confiscated.

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  • Al

    After this law is signed, all the residents of New York suspect to be criminals.
    Hey, Gov. Cuomo, why not just build a fence around the perimeter of your great state and have one big prison.
    Then you can decide you comes and goes.

    Governor Cuomo is nothing more than a stooge for the Globalists. He is installed where he is to do the bidding of his masters you pull and yank the chain around his neck.

      
    BIRTH CONTROL TODAY, GUN CONTROL TOMORROW, MIND CONTROL THE DAY AFTER, THEN WE REST. 

  • X-Ray

    Which of the new prohibitions, if they had been implemented in Conn, would have prevented the situation there? The new provisions only impact the law-abding citizen and do nothing to prevent criminal behaviour.

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