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.