I am so grateful to be a New Yorker now. I feel much safer. Hopefully his law will set the standard for the country.
— Kim Russell, National Director of Chapter Outreach, One Million Moms For Gun Control
New York enacts gun-control law, first since Newtown attack
The law is one of the nation’s toughest gun-control measures and the first to be enacted since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in neighboring Connecticut.
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“People who are mentally ill should not have access to guns, that’s common sense,” Cuomo said. “That’s probably the hallmark of this bill, coming up with a system that allows for mental-health screens.”
“Seven bullets in a gun, why? Because the high-capacity magazines that give you the capacity to kill a large number of human beings in a very short period of time is nonsensical to a civil society,” Cuomo said.
See New York’s new gun law in detail championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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