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

bisoncookie Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:50 AM
LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT: 5 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GUNS & MASS SHOOTINGS Following the terrifying events in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 people dead — including 20 children — the nation has turned its attention to the topic of guns and gun … READ MORE:

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...