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It Begins: New York State Passes First Gun Control Law Since Sandy Hook

AmericanObserver Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:53 PM
No, Kirk72 STILL did not answer the question. Taxation, 'forced' insurance, debit has been part of our government from 1776 until today. They have nothing to do with individual 'rights' and 'liberties.' I understand you don't like taxes and you certainly don't like your taxes going to programs you don't like...I understand that. But, to repeat, that is NOT the issue. I asked about 'rights' and 'liberties,' which is what all the right wingers and gun advocates say are being violated and I STILL don't know what you are talking about....! Do you think everyone in this country should get a gun and start shooting because they don't like to be taxed??

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has just passed into law (in the words of the Associated Press) the nation’s toughest gun restrictions” since the deadly massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School:

Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists condemning it...