Republican State Senator Expects NY Gun Vote Today

Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R., Monroe County

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —  The first Republican senator to emerge from a five-hour private session says he expects the New York Legislature to vote on a gun control bill by the end of the day.

State Senator Michael Nozzolio from Monroe County says there are a number of concerns remaining, but he expects the vote.

The issue would not be coming to the floor under Albany rules if it wasn't almost sure to pass.

People familiar with closed-door negotiations say a tentative deal was struck over the weekend.

It would tighten New York's ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales.

It would refine mental health law to make it easier to confine people determined to be a threat.

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