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New York’s 'assault weapon' registration begins today

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Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law are set to kick in, with owners of guns now reclassified as assault weapons required to register the firearms and new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines. As the new provisions take effect Monday, New York’s affiliate of the National Rifle Association said it plans to head to court to seek an immediate halt to the magazine limit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls those ...

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April 15, 2013
12:20 p.m.

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I am a law abiding citizen of this State and don’t appreciate being called an extremist. The real extremist here is Governor Cuomo. He used false claims of extreme necessity to push this law through without allowing the mandatory three days for reading and comment by both the legislature and the public. He claims they were working on this bill for months prior to the Newtown, CT incident. If that were the case they wouldn’t have had to make amendments to it after it was passed. How do you work on a bill for months that bans the sale of certain weapons that most or all law enforcement officials use without making sure they are exempt from the law?

The law is unclear in how it helps keep our school children safer and has already been improperly enforced by taking the guns away from someone who had to take a valium at one time because he had a phobia about needles. Sure, the State Police apologized for their mistake but did they pay for the attorney he had to hire to get his weapons back?

April 15, 2013
9 p.m.

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coumo just caused a few million law abiding people in this state to become criminals. thanks a lot, see next election and off our dime!