NY State: Assault Weapons Ban, Tougher Gun Laws

Cesar Perales, Secretary of State of New York, detailed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for New York. Check back with Patch for more on his presentation


Cesar Perales, Secretary of State of New York, detailed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for New York. He presented a powerpoint and fielded questions at Ramapo Town Hall Monday night. He looked at several aspects from economic development to education standards.

Earlier Patch Posts on Cuomo's State of the State plan:

  • Cuomo Seeks $8.75 for Minimum Wage
  • Government Reform to Aid Local Municipalities
  • Responding In Emergencies like Sandy

Cuomo's public safety plan on gun violence is a policy that is:

  • "Reasonable, Balanced, Measured"
  • Respects hunters and sportsmen
  • But ends the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles

“Gun violence is a horrific problem,” said Perales

Safe and Fair Gun Policy

  1. Enact the toughest assault weapons ban in the nation.
  2. Close the private sale loophole by requiring federal background checks.
  3. Ban high capacity magazines.
  4. Enact tougher penalties for illegal gun use, guns on school grounds and violent gangs.
  5. Keep guns from people who are mentally ill.
  6. Ban direct internet sales of ammunition in NY.
  7. Create State NICS check on all ammunition purchases

“(Cuomo) has introduced legislation with both houses and … that will make us a leader once again, in this country, on gun control,” said Perales. "The governor is a hunter. He has a shotgun. He doesn’t know of anyone that needs an assault weapon to go hunting."

New York once led the way with “Sullivan’s Law” of 1911, the first in the nation gun control law—a model law that required a permit for possession of a hand gun. It is still on the books, according to the presentation. 

madalina foster January 22, 2013 at 02:49 PM
the problem is not the guns its the people behind the guns. if parents would disiplin there kids and listen to there kids instead of just spoiling them then kids wouldn't be as stuck up and always wanting to get there way. then the wouldent go to the extreme measures to get there way. all this gun commotion is off of sandy hooks shooting done by a spoiled brat. people blam mental issues but if her never had a problem with his mental issues before then its not mental issues, it is a kid that was not properly raised or a disobedient self centered brat.
Marc D January 22, 2013 at 03:54 PM
The Sullivan Act of 1911 was to keep guns out of the hands of recent European Immigrants, from Italy, Germany, France, Russia, and other "less desirable" nations, according to state senator Timothy Sullivan, a notoriously corrupt Tammany Hall politician. Weapon control, throughout human history, has always been about a government's fear of the oppressed.
crystal keiffer January 23, 2013 at 02:43 PM
There is no anger in guns, there is no madness in guns, the anger and the madness is in the person holding the gun, so take crazy people of the street, not guns,
donald logsdon January 27, 2013 at 06:13 AM
I love that they are taking away our weapons but the government is being protected by the very weapons they ban. What makes them so important!
Anthony Mele February 19, 2013 at 05:41 PM
"This year will do down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our Police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future." ~ Adolf Hitler 1935 "Good to see so many local officials standing up for reasonable, sensible measures that will save lives and make us all safer. Hope that all mayors reading this will join Mayors Against Illegal Guns:" Richard Kavesh, Nyack 2013 "“Without a national response to gun control, local rules are almost meaningless,” ~ Tom Zugibe, Rockland County, District Attorney "The beauty of the Second Amendment is we will not need it, till they try to take it." ~ Thomas Jefferson "There is but one reason any government use their power to disarm the public, and it was never to protect them nor free them." ~ Anthony Mele Which of our local public figures sound closer to Adolf Hitler and Thomas Jefferson?


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