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NRA criticizes New York's gun legislation

By Lombardo David
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The National Rifle Association described Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NY SAFE ACT as an assault on the 2nd Amendment.

"Just before midnight and within minutes of the bill text becoming available to the public, the New York Senate passed radical anti-gun legislation late last night," the NRA said in a news release. "Without any committee hearing or testimony, without public comment or even proper legislative procedure, anti-gun Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders, including Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have cut a deal and sacrificed your constitutional rights that they swore to protect."

The NRA noted the limits of magazine clips, the expansion of the assault weapons ban and new background checks for ammunition purchase. "These failed gun control ideas will have no impact on public safety and crime, but the New York Senate gave no consideration to that reality," said the NRA.

The NRA highlighted the fact that state Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, was one of a few senators to speak out against the package.

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