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7:04 am
Tue January 15, 2013

New York Senate votes on stricter gun control laws

The New York Senate voted to enact the toughest in the nation gun control laws proposed by Governor Cuomo . The Assembly is expected to act later Tuesday.

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The bills close loopholes in the state’s existing assault weapons ban to now include all assault rifles. Owners of the weapons can keep their guns, but must register them and can’t sell them to others in New York State.  Magazine clips holding more than seven bullets will also be outlawed. Governor Cuomo, who owns a hunting rifle, says the bills represent “common sense” measures in response to recent gun violence, including the Newton Connecticut shootings one month ago.

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