New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ‘overpowers the extremists,’ signs package of extensive gun regulations into law

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As Twitchy reported, New York’s state senate late last night voted to pass a set of sweeping new gun regulations that one senator called “the toughest gun control package in the nation.” Wasting no time, today the New York State Assembly approved the package by a 104-43 vote and immediately passed it along to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

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The legislation expands the state’s assault weapons ban and prohibits semiautomatic pistols and rifles “with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature.” Citizens who already own guns prohibited by the new law will be required to register them with the state. The legislation also includes a so-called “Journal News” clause allowing citizens to opt out of having their status as gun permit holders publicized.

Cuomo signed the bill at an afternoon ceremony attended by several mayors from across the state, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Critics of the package weren’t so impressed with the speed of its passage.

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  • grais

    Well, as long as they FEEL as if they’re doing something good….

  • grais

    Well, as long as they FEEL as if they’re doing something good….

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “Common sense can win,” Cuomo says. “You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason.”

    “To thunderous applause,” I’m sure.

  • sigh

    Nothing like looking at tyrants’ smiles when they fool the serfs

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Can’t wait to see how Connecticut and New Jersey’s crime rates drop as all the criminals head to New York to do their business………..

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Frigging New Yorkers. Always gotta be #1 in the country. Cuomo saw Chicago’s murder rate, and said “New York will never take a backseat to any municipality in Illinois!” WEll, they should be able to challenge Chicago, well if the law stands.

  • Gary Rudick

    From the ‘brains’ that think a death penalty will deter someone planning to commit suicide after the homicide…

  • CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER

    “Common sense can win,” Cuomo says. “You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason.” GEE, THAT’S FUNNY. I’VE NEVER KNOWN A LEFTY YET WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE ANY OF THE THREE ABOVE-MENTIONED QUALITIES: COMMON SENSE, INTELLIGENCE OR REASON – PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE 2ND AMENDMENT!

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Always look on the positive side, friends: once word gets out the criminals will be flocking to NY, making our streets safer. Unintended consequences are fun!

    • Ariadnea

      They will be competing with Chicago very soon!

  • CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER

    “Common sense can win,” Cuomo says. “You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason.” THAT’S FUNNY. I’VE NEVER KNOWN A LEFTY YET WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE ANY OF THE THREE ABOVE-MENTIONED CAPABILITIES: COMMON SENSE, INTELLIGENCE OR REASON – PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE 2ND AMENDMENT!

    • ceemack

      Common sense CAN win, but not against people like Cuomo.

  • digitalPimple

    He did it to stop the rush of sales after Obama’s speech Wednesday. That’s why he rushed it through.

  • overboosted

    So will commie cuomo and the politicians that voted to restrict your second amendment rights be held accountable when the inevitable crimes with guns happens? Of course not, they will just restrict more until they take them away altogether – using the “if it saves one childs life” excuse to strip you of your rights.

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  • peteee363

    when the next mass shooting in new york happens, what will you do next? did you know there were laws on the book that were supposed to prevent people from murdering each other, and we can see how well they worked. let’s make even more laws the criminals will disobey!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDX6MKQ3V5OZ3RG5FXUQIAJ5DU John

    I’m watching Hannity and he just had it out with a dishonest NY Dem over the bill. Sean should do himself a favor and MOVE TO PENNSYLVANIA. Then he should hold up his shiny new PA driver’s license on air and make sure everyone understands why.

    Heck, I’d do that once every week just to rub those tyrants’ noses in it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDX6MKQ3V5OZ3RG5FXUQIAJ5DU John

    I’m watching Hannity and he just had it out with a dishonest NY Dem over the bill. Sean should do himself a favor and MOVE TO PENNSYLVANIA. Then he should hold up his shiny new PA driver’s license on air and make sure everyone understands why.

    Heck, I’d do that once every week just to rub those tyrants’ noses in it.

  • GaryTheBrave

    No debate. No deliberation. Rush the new law out the door on the first day. The entire New York political establishment should be sued for legislative malpractice. They truly think they are our overlords. I don’t even live in NY. I will never vote for another New Yorker for national office again. I cannot trust that he or she is not part of this . . .

  • GaryTheBrave

    No debate. No deliberation. Rush the new law out the door on the first day. The entire New York political establishment should be sued for legislative malpractice. They truly think they are our overlords. I don’t even live in NY. I will never vote for another New Yorker for national office again. I cannot trust that he or she is not part of this . . .

  • Bob Khan

    Next on Gov. Cuomo’s agenda is to pass a law requiring that Gun Free Zone signs are the size of highway billboards so it is much easier for criminals to see that guns are not allowed there. (sarcasm)

    Hypothetical Scenario: In the not too distant future we go to war with Russia over some stupid crap. (Not unthinkable since they are quickly becoming capitalist as we get closer to a socialist state everyday.) As part of the enemy’s assault, they send a ground invasion force armed with AK-47s to infiltrate and capture NYC. By this time New Yorker’s have been stripped of all of their weapons and thus they are unable to repel the enemy forces.

    Meanwhile, down in the newly reformed Republic of Texas…

    Granted this probably won’t happen, but this is one major reason why our Founding Fathers saw it fit to construct the 2nd Amendment the way they did.

  • Right Wired

    Scratch NY off the “must visit” list.