Cuomo Vows to ‘Enact the Toughest Assault Weapon Ban in the Nation, Period!’

Cuomo Vows to ‘Enact the Toughest Assault Weapon Ban in the Nation, Period!’ – One of the most hotly-anticipated elements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State address today was his plan to enact “sweeping” gun control reforms in New York. In his speech, the governor outlined a seven-point gun control plan focused on “high capacity assault rifles” that he promised would be one of the “toughest” in that nation and lead similar laws to spread beyond New...

Marking more lines on gun control

Marking more lines on gun control – Nearly half the total number of state legislators — 100 senators and members of the Assembly — have signed on to a package of gun control measures designed to make it harder to get assault-style rifles like the ones used in Newtown, Conn. and Webster. All the signatories are Democrats. It’s a partisan show of strength, timed for release as Gov. Andrew Cuomo negotiates with Democrats who dominate the Assembly and Republicans who form the the bulk of a coalition that controls the...

Pistol permits up over 200 percent in Rockland

Pistol permits up over 200 percent in Rockland – Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato told the Rockland County Times that since the Journal News published their now infamous interactive gun map three weeks ago, pistol permit applications have more than tripled in his...

New York Newspaper’s Gun Permit Map Already Having Negative Repercussions

New York Newspaper’s Gun Permit Map Already Having Negative Repercussions – Many of those who expressed outrage at the publication of a two-county interactive map of pistol permit owners by Gannett’s White Plains, New York-based Journal News just before Christmas have raised serious concerns that the paper’s action would directly harm law-abiding citizens. Evidence is pouring in that those fears are...

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory – The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.  While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washington’s attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with heading a commission to investigate gun violence, has been quietly meeting with experts, interest groups, and public officials and is expected to release a set of recommendations within weeks. Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Boston Herald this week that an optimistic Biden had assured him that Obama would sign legislation “by the end of...

Klein: IDC and Cuomo say gun control top priority

Klein: IDC and Cuomo say gun control top priority – The five-member Independent Democratic Conference just emerged from a private meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and IDC leader Jeff Klein said they talked about gun control, which both parties agree will be Job One when lawmakers start their session later this month. “We need to do it in January,” said Jeff Klein. The Bronx Democrat, though, offered few specifics on the gun control legislation that Cuomo is drawing up, other than saying it aims to be the nation’s toughest law and it would likely include a ban on assault style rifles such as the AR-15/Bushmaster rifle that was used in last month’s Newtown, Conn....
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