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Bill Called 'Toughest Gun Control Package in the Nation' Passed By New York Senate

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control, Newtown Massacre, gun violence, children, news, government, ethics, media, lies, politics, americans, congress )

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Days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked out a tough proposal on gun control with legislative leaders who promised to pass the most restrictive gun law in the nation.

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lee e (114)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:11 am
I don't trust Cuomo with drilling the Marcellus Shale, but on this issue, with a lot of hunters in our state - this is a brilliant coup -- if Cuomo can do this where is our congress? -- oh yea -- they're sipping tea _ pinkies up and AK's sitting on their laps!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:16 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:25 am
noted, thanks Cal

Winnie Adams (179)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:38 am
I hope it passes and that other states look at this bill and decide to do the same.

Sylvia M (70)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:43 pm
@lee e. I understand he is still conflicted and weighing the benefits of fracking. I'm against it so I hope he chooses to preserve the beauty of New York. As for this gun issue-I say-Cuomo ROCKS the Empire State and once again NY is becoming a true leader in so many areas. I believe even if the court kicks it back due to a legal challenge (3 days for public hearings and comment were skipped) that this law will stand, and the idiocy of high power, high speed assault rifles will be less in at least this one, hopefully influential, state.

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:11 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 2:15 pm
Noted. Good for NY! As Winn mentioned above, the best thing that could happen is it could be a blueprint for other states to follow...which will help immensely when presented to Congress later this year. Keeping my fingers crossed and continuing to sign petitions, send letters and inform others.

John B (185)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:03 pm
Thanks Cal for the link. Kudos to the New York Legislature and Gov. Cuomo . Read and noted.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:25 pm
GOOD news from NY!!!!

Nancy L (141)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:00 pm
Another reason not to go to NY.

Crime rate will soar.

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:55 pm
You go, Cuomo! I voted for your father, and if I were still in N.Y. I'd have voted for you.
The "visit site" button took me to a Fox News page, on which was displayed alink to a story titled "is there a movement to reduce your second amendment rights"? Or something close to that. Coming from Fox, the answer was probably something like Sarah's "you bet"cha!" bull.
Maybe there should be a law against incitement to stupidity.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:42 pm
...AND has ALREADY SIGNED it into LAW. Kudos to him! Thx Cal for the post.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:58 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:20 am
Good on Gov Cuomo! Reasonable controls have to start somewhere, and now NY state can provide some leadership.

@ Mitchell D --- "Maybe there should be a law against incitement to stupidity" --- LOL dude. So right. I saw those same links and the one you speak of was Lou Dobbs and his chalk board puting the right-wing spin aka Faux Noise spin on gun control. His main question --- would any of the enhanced gun control laws have stopped Newtown? Maybe, maybe not. As you said "Maybe there should be a law against incitement to stupidity".

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:59 am
Good and I want the entire country to have the heaviest, most inforced gun control laws ever!

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:15 am
Bravo, NY! I hope as NY goes, so goes the rest of the country!

Holly Lawrence (430)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:32 am
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