New York State Passes Nation's Toughest Gun Law

It tightens rules on assault weapons, mentally ill

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 15, 2013 3:48 PM CST | Updated Jan 15, 2013 4:41 PM CST

(Newser) – New York enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions today and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and mandatory background checks for buying ammunition. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it...   Read full story »

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