"You have a right to have a gun, Mike, if you want to hang it on your wall." - Cuomo. Was that an answer on 2nd Amendment?— NYDN Daily Politics(@DNDailyPolitics) January 15, 2013
and basically treating legal gun owners on the same level as sex offenders while eliminating guns period.
The legislative package which Mr. Cuomo said he believed would be “the most comprehensive package in the nation,” would ban any gun magazine that can hold over 7 rounds of ammunition — the current limit is 10 rounds — and require background checks of ammunition buyers and automated alerts to law enforcement of high-volume purchases.
The legislation would also increase penalties for gun crimes, require background checks for most private gun sales and create a statewide database of gun licenses.
The expanded ban on assault weapons would broaden the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature. New Yorkers who already own such guns could keep them but would be required to register them with the state.
“The clear thing is, we are going to ban assault weapons,” said the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan.
“I think the message out there is so clear after Newtown,” Mr. Silver said, adding, “To basically eradicate assault weapons from our streets in New York as quickly as possible is something the people of this state want.”