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Cuomo not weighing in on gun show controversies

By Lombardo David
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't be restricting gun shows in New York anytime soon.

When asked this morning about an upcoming gun show at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, the governor said he had no plans to interfere and cancel the event. Despite the fact that other localities and venues, in and around the state have canceled similar events in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Cuomo said it wasn't a state issue.

"Individuals can make that determination," he said of localities and venues that may or may not cancel a show.

Currently there is a brewing controversy surrounding a gun show scheduled for next week at the Saratoga Springs Convention Center. Two movements have sprung up in advance of the show, one to cancel it and one to keep it.

Tonight the Saratoga Springs City Council will consider a resolution urging "all exhibitors at the City Center gun show in January to refrain from exhibiting semi-automatic weapons and high capacity
ammunition magazines of the type used in the Newtown tragedy."

A full copy of that resolution is available below.

Cuomo said, in his own view, that a contract, even one for a gun show, should be honored. He added that he understood the sentiment motivating people that wanted to cancel any gun shows.

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City Council Gun Show Resolution

 
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