Seward says new gun-control legislation unlikely in Senate – State Sen. James Seward thinks it is unlikely that the Senate Republicans will advance any new gun-control legislation. In the wake of recent shootings that have garnered national attention and generated calls for additional gun-control laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated that New York might need to embrace new restrictions. Traditionally Republican state legislators have opposed new restrictions, which is why a variety of restrictions that have passed the Democratic controlled Assembly have died in the Republican controlled Senate. Seward, R-Milford, who personally believes that there are enough gun-control laws currently and that they simply need to be enforced, said that most of the members in his conference share his feeling.