NY Republican Senate votes in sweeping gun control legislation

Among other things including new handgun registration and an already binding assault weapons ban, the New York Republican Senate voted to ban semi-autos with one military style feature that have detachable clips (magazines?) and to limit magazines to 7 rounds. Wow, I hope law-abiding New Yorkers are good shots.



I’m sure Bloomberg is proud and I bet Piers Morgan feels safer already:

YAHOO NEWS – New York was poised on Tuesday to become the first state to approve broad gun control legislation since the Connecticut school massacre in December, including an expanded ban on assault weapons and limits on ammunition capacity.

The majority Republican state Senate voted 43-18 to advance a bill that Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined on Monday following the deaths of 20 students and six adults in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in neighboring Connecticut.

The Senate “made a bold statement, coming together in a bipartisan, collaborative manner to meet the challenges that face our state and our nation, as we have seen far too many senseless acts of gun violence,” Cuomo said after the vote.

The state assembly, which is controlled by Democrats, was expected to take up the bill on Tuesday.

...The proposal tightens an assault weapons ban to include semiautomatic weapons with detachable clips that have one feature associated with military weapons.

The state currently bans assault weapons that have two military-style features.

The proposal also limits magazine capacity to no more than seven cartridges, and requires a statewide re-registration of all handguns and grandfathered-in assault weapons.

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