Quick Action on Guns in NY

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New York state is poised to enact the nation\’s first post-Newtown gun control laws today.

The Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last night that expands the state\’s ban on assault weapons, among other provisions. The state Assembly, controlled by Democrats who favor stricter gun laws, will vote today,  Thomas Kaplan and Danny Hakim report in the New York Times.

The New York Daily News called the vote historic. The package also places new limits on the ability of people with mental illness to own firearms.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had pushed for quick action following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and that\’s what he got. \”We don’t need another tragedy to point out the problems in the system,” Cuomo said.

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3 thoughts on “Quick Action on Guns in NY

  1. Kim

    Ahhh, yes, NYC. Deep thinkers and believers in personal freedom, there. But at least they fight the good fight and pass laws to protect honest, law-abiding citizens from buying LARGE SOFT DRINKS. Imagine the horror of owning one of those drinks? How many people are turned into diabetics every year by soft drinks? Enough to ban LARGE drinks but not SMALL or MEDIUM drinks. Could there be an alternate agenda in such dictatorial pronouncements? Maybe taxes? Yep, gotta look to NY for common sense and the rights of American citizens.

    SOME INTERESTING QUOTES/STORIES:

    ****If guns kill people, then…..

    —pencils miss spel words.
    —cars make people drive drunk.
    —spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat.

    ****I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house? I said I did. She said, “Well I certainly hope it isn’t loaded!” To which I said, “Of course it is loaded; it can’t work without bullets!” She then asked, “Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?” My reply was, “No, not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too.”

    ****On his inauguration, President Obama will be protected by the Secret Service, 11,500 soldiers and 4,000 police officers. They have armor and automatic weapons. NO ONE IS ASSIGNED TO PROTECT MY FAMILY.

    ****Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

    ****April 19, 1775: An English attempt to confiscate guns from Americans triggered a successful revolution. Dear Congress: Is that a hint?

    ****”Gun owners are compensating for something.” Yes, I am compensating for being smaller and weaker than most violent criminals.

    ****The experts agree: Gun control works! Experts polled include Hitler, Castro, Qaddafi, Stalin, Idi Amin, Mao Tse-tung, Pol Pot, Kim Jong-il.

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