NY\’s Cuomo Moves Fast On Gun Control, Assault Weapons

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, responding to the Newtown school attack, will propose tighter controls on guns in his State of the State message this afternoon, multiple media sources reports.

\"cuomoOne-time Courant intern Thomas Kaplan reports for the Times:

According to people briefed on the talks, the governor is considering not only rewriting the state’s assault weapons ban, but also proposing more expansive use of mental health records in background checks of gun buyers, lower limits on the capacity of magazines sold legally in New York and a new requirement that gun permits be subject to periodic recertification.

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