NY passes 1st US gun control law since massacre

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Updated: 1/15/2013 5:29 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York has become the first state to dramatically stiffen its gun laws after last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature Tuesday, parts of the measure that sped through the Legislature in two days take effect immediately.

The law calls for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns away from mentally ill people who make threats.

It also calls for background checks on ammunition, a ban on large magazines, stiffer penalties for gun crimes and background checks even on private sales, such as those at gun shows.

Mental health professionals will be required to report any patient who they believe to be a threat to use a gun illegally. The patient's gun could be confiscated.
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Sandra - 1/16/2013 2:35 AM
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The "average" gun owner is punished once again? The Right To BARE ARMS was put into **our constitutional rights** for a reason That reason is so the "average" person would/could BE ABLE too control THE government if they decide to PLAY HITLER remember. REMEMBER guns dont kill people People KILL people and this is ONE MORE way to chisel away at our "Right To BARE ARMS " .There have been record numbers of CRAZY people Running OVER people in CARS do WE BAN TRUCKs or all station wagons?

jdkd711 - 1/15/2013 5:27 PM
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This is about ever citizens Constitutional rights. The Governor and Mayor of New York is NOT above the Law of the Land. They should be tarred, feathered and sent to California to live with D Feinstein.

JustMe - 1/15/2013 5:25 PM
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If people are sick enough to kill, they will find another weapon other than guns. It is the people, not the guns that are the problem. What's next? A ban on large kitchen knives???

db4d47 - 1/15/2013 4:10 PM
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Here we go....This is how it starts America.. Time to open your eyes
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