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State should consider buybacks, permits as gun-control strategies

Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette
Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette
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Albany used to be the laughingstock of state capitals, but since Gov. Cuomo’s inauguration, things just seem to get done here now — even if you don’t like all of it. Which is why when Cuomo redoubled his commitment to accomplishing some gun control in the wake of Sandy Hook, it became a commitment we should take seriously — and a debate we should all take part in. I wrote several months ago about what ...

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January 6, 2013
7:50 a.m.

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Good suggestions, but two flies in this ointment: 1) Buybacks cost money and the state, not to mention most localities, is broke and 2) A very high percentage of gun crimes involve guns obtained in other states, whether legally or illegally.