Gun Control Bill Gets Go-Ahead
The State Senate passed Como's gun control bill in a 43-18 vote late Monday night. If Cuomo's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act or NY SAFE passes the Assembly later today, it will further restrict New York's ban on assault weapons and limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, rather than 10. The Bill also includes a Webster provision with a penalty of life without parole for murdering a first responder.
Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law that allows for civil confinement of people determined to be a threat to others.