NY poised to be 1st to pass post-massacre gun bill

9:17 PM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
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ALBANY, N.Y. - Only days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tough proposal on gun control is ready to become law.

Cuomo said lawmakers now have a gun proposal negotiated with legislative leaders. The Senate and Assembly could vote on the law Monday night. Cuomo has issued an order dispensing with a three-day waiting period for all legislation.

The deal includes a tougher assault weapons ban and restrictions on ammunition and the sale of guns.

The provisions also would create a mandatory police registry of assault weapons and a more powerful tool to require the reporting of mentally ill people who say they intend to use a gun illegally.

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