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January 16th, 2013
Strictest Gun

New York State Gun Laws Toughest In The Nation After Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists condemning it as a knee-jerk piece of legislation that won't make anyone safer and is too extreme to win support in the rest of the country.

Owners of an estimated 1 million previously legal semiautomatic rifles will be allowed to keep their weapons but will have a year to register them with police. The sale of any more such weapons is prohibited.

Stricter gun laws as the solution?  Apparently New York has never heard of Chicago.  

-W&J's Producer


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