Political Headlines January 15, 2013: New York Passes Major Gun Control Laws; First Since Newtown Shooting

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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New York Passes Major Gun Control Laws; First Since Newtown Shooting

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New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo has signed the first gun-control measures to be enacted since the rampage killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead.

Lawmakers have expanded the state’s ban on assault-style weapons, restricted the capacity of magazines and required mental health counselors to speak up when they believe their patients may do harm.

“This is a gun control bill, if you will, that actually exercises common sense,” Cuomo said. “The first point is people who are mentally ill should not have access to guns.”…READ MORE

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