New York Governor Vows To Tackle Gun Violence

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) vowed Tuesday to make gun violence a priority in the next legislative session, saying, “it’s hard for anyone to refute the damage that’s being done.” In the past, gun control measures have been blocked by the Republican-controlled state Senate after clearing the Democrat-controlled Assembly. Among the pending legislation are a ban on all assault weapons, a requirement for cartridge-case microstamping and the automatic yanking of gun permits for those involuntarily committed to mental hospitals. Cuomo expressed hope in building a consensus package around the many proposals on the table.