NY Senate passes toughest gun law in nation

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Four days after Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address called for tougher gun laws, his wish is one step closer to becoming a reality.

New York State is aiming to be the strictest state in the country regarding gun laws and that fate lies in the hand of the Assembly.

Late Monday night, the Republican led Senate voted in favor of stricter gun laws which would ban assault weapons entirely, require stiffer background checks to buy a gun and ban magazines from holding more than seven bullets.

The vote came on the one-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Now, the bill, titled NY SAFE will go to the Democratic Assembly for a vote.  They are expected to pass it without any issue and pass it off to the Governor to be signed into law.

“I am not worried and I believe these are level headed people that saw what happened in Newtown.  The solution here is to get these assault weapons off the street,”  said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

The vote is expected at 10am in Albany.

4 comments

  • JohnWV

    Soldiers visited households on the mandatory French gun registration list in World War Two Occupied France. Cruel examples were made of those who would not, or could not, not surrender their guns. In post Katrina New Orleans, authorities visited households on the mandatory gun registration list and (illegally and unconstitutionally) confiscated all guns. Police and soldiers were too few to control overt and rampant gang criminality. Families were rendered vulnerable and defenseless. Some suffered horribly.

  • MWG

    They will have to violate 3 constitutional rights to enforce this ban. How will you defend yourself against the criminals? because they are not turning their guns over to authorities. This is a big mistake when looking at the bigger picture.

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