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New York Lawmakers quietly discuss toughening gun laws

There's also discussion of stiffening the penalties for gun crimes, including longer jail sentences for carrying a firearm onto school grounds.
Albany (WTNY/WWTI) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are quietly negotiating a package of strengthened gun laws for New York State. 

The proposed deal would expand the state's assault weapons ban to include all firearms with clips of more then seven rounds. 

Governor Cuomo acknowledges that New York State already has some of the strictest gun laws in the the U.S. but says there are too many loopholes. For example the assault riffle used last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School is legal in New York.

There's also discussion of stiffening the penalties for gun crimes, including longer jail sentences for carrying a firearm onto school grounds.


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