New York governor signs nation's first gun bill since Newtown shooting
A New York gun bill includes a state gun registry, a uniform licensing standard and new limits on ammunition magazines.
January 15th, 2013
05:09 PM ET

New York governor signs nation's first gun bill since Newtown shooting

[Initial post, 5:09 p.m. ET] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the nation's first new gun-control bill since last month's massacre at a Connecticut school.

“I am proud to be a New Yorker because New York is doing something, because we are fighting back (against gun violence),” Cuomo told reporters shortly before signing the bill.

The law, among other things, requires background checks for would-be purchasers on all private sales, fortifies the state's existing assault weapons ban, limits the number of bullets in magazines, and strengthen rules that keep the mentally ill from owning firearms. Read more about the bill here. Also, New York's move comes a day before U.S. President Barack Obama is to announce his own gun-control proposals for the country.

[Initial post, 4:27 p.m. ET] Lawmakers in New York have passed the country's first new gun-control bill since last month's massacre at a Connecticut school.

New York's Democratic-controlled Assembly approved a new set of gun regulations Tuesday intended to fortify the state's assault weapons ban.

The measure was approved by the GOP-controlled Senate on Monday and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo soon.

[Initial post, 11:28 a.m. ET] The nation's first new gun-control bill since last month's massacre at a Connecticut school might be passed in New York today.

The bill, intended to fortify New York's assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets in ammunition magazines and strengthen laws that keep the mentally ill from firearms, is expected to be taken up by the state's Democratic-controlled Assembly early Tuesday afternoon. The GOP-controlled state Senate approved the measure in a 43-18 vote Monday night.

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  1. chuck

    What a joke, Cuomo and Bloomberg are Ridiculous...People dont realize that they will not hold themselves to the same standards they hold the people to. Bills like this are sold to people as protection but in reality, it only serves to take away your rights to defend yourself. Criminals will not abide by the stupid new law they just put in place, so now your elected elite have actually made it less safe for the law abiding citizen.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. DMG2FUN

    I heard he wants to limit cops mags to 7 rds.

    January 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • harry

      Well,,with such a brainstorming awesome bill now in place they dont Even need Police Officers in N.Y.

      January 18, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Mel la Pela

      The politicians forgot to exempt cops. Way to go libs......

      January 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CuomoTheBuffoon

    Cuomo is on a power trip. This will accomplish nothing, except to help criminals who will ignore the law.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. TruckloadOfGlocksFromKentucky

    Don't worry. My driver will bring me every other night into the Bronx, to ensure the people still have a good supply of what they need.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tristen

      Kentucky...wow, they have people who "live" there?. Wow.

      January 21, 2013 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mel la Pela

    Did the new bill also say that criminals are outlawed from having guns?

    Oh wait, they already are.....

    January 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Capt_Bogart

    I missed it somewhere … where does it say “death sentence” for anyone shooting someone NOT in self-defense, and the shooter cannot claim insanity? I cannot locate this in any of these new gun law bills, where the criminal bears the brunt, only the law bidding people and the 2nd amendment.

    January 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Ivar Tangen

    Who in their right mind with bring their children to the movies if the audience was armed?
    And if 200 people pulled out their guns, how do you know who to shoot to protect your children?

    January 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. LOL

    The PSYOP continues...

    January 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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