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Legislator: Gun law leaves questions

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In the coming months, many New York gun owners will have to take action to stay within the law. According to Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, that could be tricky. “It’s a poorly written bill,” he said. “My staff and I spent two hours just trying to understand the differing effective dates of various provisions.” The law bans the sale of most semiautomatic assault rifles with removable clips and decreases the maximum clip capacity of handguns, ...

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January 17, 2013
4:01 a.m.

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This closed doors midnight deal needs to be thrown out and properly written, considered and debated. Then after careful consideration and public feedback be voted on. No law should be rushed through and passed behind the peoples back in the way this one was. I don't care what side your on this is a loss for the democratic process that is supposed to be in place in our representative republic and state.

January 17, 2013
9:19 a.m.

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Andrew thinks he and Bloomberg know what best for everyone. He is a slick NYC Bully lawyer who' only concern is looking good to the masses of NYC(who suffer from illegal hand guns not assault weapons) and his presidential bid. Which I am now sure is all but dead! This is not about assault weapons, it's about back door Albany politics, and bullying as normal. Let's start pressing for term limits, and reformed benefit packages for politicians, and see if that gets a message of necessity!

January 17, 2013
9:32 a.m.

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I'm very interested in hearing how the mental health reporting structure in this law will impact clinician's malpractice insurance. As a non-clinical voc rehab counselor who was part of mental health service delivery teams operating in eight counties i got to observe these systems closely. Given what i've heard and read about the reporting and consequences aspects of it, i just can not fathom them being carried out without massive, complex, malpractice challenges.