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Cuomo Vows Tougher Gun Laws in New York

Governor says that gun violence has "reached an undeniable point."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to pass new state laws to crack down on gun violence in New York following the shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado, according to the New York Post.

“The gun violence has reached an undeniable point,” Cuomo told the paper. “It’s hard for anyone to refute the damage that’s being done."

Cuomo has come out in support of a new micro-stamping law, requiring the use of fired by semiautomatic weapons.

In June, the bill passed the Democratic-run Assembly, but was blocked in the Republican-led state Senate. Cuomo said he will try to come up with a “consensus package.”

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands behind as well, but gun rights advocates say there is no need for tougher laws in New York.

“New York already has the toughest gun laws in the nation — and clearly, as evidenced in New York City, they are not working,” NYS Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King told the Post.

curlysou August 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Thank goodness our Governor has a brain in his head...unlike many others!
Ramon Rays August 09, 2012 at 01:02 AM
So let me get this straight... criminals already don't obey the toughest and most restrictive gun laws in the nation, so yet another one will magically fix things? And this is the definitaiton of someone with a brain in their head???
Richard Allender August 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to pass new state laws to crack down on gun violence in New York following the shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado???" I think he should pass a law requiring New York to have In-n-Out Burgers here because they have them in California.
Gordon D. Keit August 17, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Very simple...anyone possessing an unlicensed gun and/or using it during the commission of a crime, add 10 years to the sentence...and no plea bargains!

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