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Cuomo to press for tougher gun laws

Jan 09, 2013 2:18 pm
Thomas Kaplan reports in The New York Times Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will propose Wed., Jan. 9, one of the country’s most restrictive bans on assault weapons. New York is one of seven states with a ban of at least some assault weapons on the books. However, Cuomo has said he wants to broaden the number of guns and magazines covered by the law while also making it harder for gun makers to tweak their products to get around the ban. Since the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Cuomo has been trying to negotiate an agreement with state lawmakers. The talks continued this week in advance of the State of the State address Wed., when Cuomo is expected to outline the proposal. Read the full story in The New York Times.