Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Tuesday afternoon the nation’s first gun-control law since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
The Democrat-controlled Assembly approved the bill 104-43. The bill was overwhelmingly approved by the GOP-controlled Senate Monday night, 43-18.
The bill, titled NY SAFE, provides stricter gun laws that will ban assault weapons entirely, require stiffer background checks to buy a gun and ban magazines from holding more than seven bullets.
The Senate vote came on the one-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.