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NY State: Assault Weapons Ban, Tougher Gun Laws

Cesar Perales, Secretary of State of New York, detailed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for New York. Check back with Patch for more on his presentation

NY State: Assault Weapons Ban, Tougher Gun Laws

 

Cesar Perales, Secretary of State of New York, detailed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for New York. He presented a powerpoint and fielded questions at Ramapo Town Hall Monday night. He looked at several aspects from economic development to education standards.

Earlier Patch Posts on Cuomo's State of the State plan:

  • Cuomo Seeks $8.75 for Minimum Wage
  • Government Reform to Aid Local Municipalities
  • Responding In Emergencies like Sandy

Cuomo's public safety plan on gun violence is a policy that is:

  • "Reasonable, Balanced, Measured"
  • Respects hunters and sportsmen
  • But ends the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles

“Gun violence is a horrific problem,” said Perales

Safe and Fair Gun Policy

  1. Enact the toughest assault weapons ban in the nation.
  2. Close the private sale loophole by requiring federal background checks.
  3. Ban high capacity magazines.
  4. Enact tougher penalties for illegal gun use, guns on school grounds and violent gangs.
  5. Keep guns from people who are mentally ill.
  6. Ban direct internet sales of ammunition in NY.
  7. Create State NICS check on all ammunition purchases

“(Cuomo) has introduced legislation with both houses and … that will make us a leader once again, in this country, on gun control,” said Perales. "The governor is a hunter. He has a shotgun. He doesn’t know of anyone that needs an assault weapon to go hunting."

New York once led the way with “Sullivan’s Law” of 1911, the first in the nation gun control law—a model law that required a permit for possession of a hand gun. It is still on the books, according to the presentation. 

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