Cuomo to Propose Broader Ban on Assau...

Cuomo to Propose Broader Ban on Assault Weapons

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum


Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 8, 2013
Cuomo to Propose Broader Ban on Assault Weapons

Source: NY Times

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, pushing New York to become the first state to enact major new gun laws in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., plans on Wednesday to propose one of the country’s most restrictive bans on assault weapons.

New York is one of seven states that already ban at least some assault weapons. But Mr. Cuomo has described the existing law as having “more holes than Swiss cheese,” and he wants to broaden the number of guns and magazines covered by the law while also making it harder for gun makers to tweak their products to get around the ban.

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, will outline his proposal in his State of the State address, but even before he speaks, he has incited anxiety among gun owners by acknowledging in a radio interview that “confiscation could be an option” for assault weapons owned by New Yorkers. Since that interview, Mr. Cuomo has not mentioned the idea, and his aides have acknowledged that it would be impractical. But gun rights groups have seized on the comment, even posting a petition on the Web site of the White House declaring,“We do not live in Nazi Germany” and asking the Obama administration to block any effort at confiscation by Mr. Cuomo.

Since the shootings in Newtown, Mr. Cuomo has been trying to negotiate an agreement on gun laws with legislative leaders in Albany — he even contemplated calling them back into special session last month — and the talks continued into the night Tuesday, as the governor sought to reach an agreement before his speech. According to people briefed on the talks, the governor is considering not only rewriting the state’s assault weapons ban, but also proposing more expansive use of mental health records in background checks of gun buyers, lower limits on the capacity of magazines sold legally in New York and a new requirement that gun permits be subject to periodic renewal.

Read more:
No surprise

United States

#2 Jan 9, 2013
Why NOT ban all guns?

That way there would be gun crime.

The USA is full of gun nuts with a bunch killing every day of the year.


AND exterminate the NRA!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say (Jul '10) 5 hr Into The Night 40,558
Sick Libs no longer want laws enforced 6 hr RedSoxFan-inGeorgia 4
The Space ace Neighborhood Watch List 8 hr IN search of 6
News Woman's head stepped on by Rand Paul supporters (Oct '10) 9 hr dont 27,118
Baby Aliens Locked in Cages at the Border 12 hr Illegal ace 3
The Merkel Stare Down 17 hr RedSoxFan-inGeorgia 4
Jobless claims 44 year low 17 hr Redeemer 16

Minneapolis Jobs

Personal Finance

Minneapolis Mortgages