Mike Groll/ Associated Press

New York’s Assembly on Tuesday easily passed the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed hard for the bill, which passed the Senate on Monday night. He is expected to quickly sign the measure into law.

This is a scourge on society,” Cuomo said Monday night, six days after making gun control a centerpiece of his State of the State address. The bipartisan effort was fueled by the Newtown tragedy that took the lives of 20 first graders and six educators. “At what point do you say, ‘No more innocent loss of life’?”

The measure, which passed the Assembly 104-43, also calls for restrictions on ammunition and the sale of guns.

“This is not about taking anyone’s rights away,” said Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a Bronx Democrat, when the bill passed the Senate late Monday night. “It’s about a safe society … today we are setting the mark for the rest of the county to do what’s right.”

Another provision places requirements on therapists, psychologists, registered nurses and licensed social workers who believe a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally. They would be required to report such a threat to a mental health director, who would have to notify the state. Any registered handguns — or registered assault weapons purchased before the ban — could be taken from the patient.

Though the Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos said “It is well-balanced, it protects the Second Amendment,” a few demagogues raised the usual NRA stink in opposition.

They failed to stop passage of the bill and Governor Cuomo will sign it.

  1. JLF says:

    History is chock full of examples of sovereigns abusing thier power. Obama and his sycophant Senate are just the latest. If you want to know what happens next just go back in history.

  2. Why does the word “goombah” pop into my head whenever I see Andrew Cuomo?

  3. gildersleeve says:

    Yet another example of of why you don’t vote-in the children of past leaders.

  4. Dallas says:

    So far, I have not heard of any mass killings in NY this week. The ban is working

    • BubbaMustafa says:

      Wasn’t this week but what about the cops doing it this past summer? surrounded a guy and shot away hitting a lot of innocents.

  5. Cash McCall says:

    NY has always had the toughest gun laws in the country. It also has one of the highest crime and murder rates by gun so how exactly is this working to the benefit of citizens?

    One other point, they have the highest murder rate by subway train platform push offs. Why don’t they ban subways before one of their trains kills again?

    • pedro says:

      How dare you talk about reality on crime in NY! Don’t you see that you’re not gonna let DUllass sleep tonight? There’s a reason why he denies reality.

      Yes DUllass, the gun law is working so well that people who were thought killed by gunshot are being found alive.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      One other point, they have the highest murder rate by subway train platform push offs. Why don’t they ban subways before one of their trains kills again? //// Ooohhh—Close….. so very close. Just keep thinking about what you already have your beg toe in……

      ………….. keep going…………

      Now—Just why don’t they ban subways????

      Then—-apply to Gun Policy debate.

      Of course you won’t, but its fun to put the answer right in front of you.

      • dadeo says:

        Sometimes a train is just a train and a gun is just a gun..

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          Only in dreams are they anything else…… and even then, maybe only in Frueds Coke fueled imagination?

  6. MikeN says:

    In their haste to not let a crisis go to waste, New York lawmakers didn’t exempt law enforcement in their ban on lots of ammo. Heckuva job, Andy. As of a week ago, every cop in the state is in violation of the law. Put them all in jail!

  7. MikeN says:

    Lanza in Newtown didn’t use an assault weapon but rather 4 handguns. New York liberals are wimping out and not going after the handguns.

  8. Why do people lose their ever loving minds on this subject? If you want/have guns, please get ahold of yourself. Nobody is “coming for your guns”, it’s a logistical and political impossibility. It’s a fiction that is being sold to you by gun manufacturers. Please live in reality when discussing this, or any issue. Thank you.

    • JLF says:

      It is not loosing their minds over guns. It is somethng close to panic when folks see what the Democrats are doing to us against our will. These people are dangerous and close to extreme in their views all across the board. Add to that the complicity of the fourth estate and many believe the situation is close to explosive.

      Only a fool refuses to see that people in the middle are fearful too. When people Jon Stewart and late night comics start saying the same things as Fox News, you have more trouble than you know. Guns are only part of the equation.

      • jimmy says:

        Let’s be fair here, it’s not just the Democrats who are doing to us against our will. Ever hear of the Patriot Act? It is a way bigger violation of the Bill of Rights than any sort of assault weapons ban, ammo ban, or background check legislation would be to the Second.

        The Republicans took away our telephone and email privacy, put thousands of drones in the air, created the TSA to allow for unfounded searches and seizures (of toenail clippers and bottled water) as we go through the airports, and created a guns/war first, money second, and people a distant third society. All in the name of security and the War on Terror.

        • JLF says:

          Maybe, but that is not the big issue that scares sane people. The subversion of the Constitution and Obama’s refusal to obey it are the big problems. There is a slippery slope thing at work with him. He has opened the door to doing what he wants and the Democrats are jumping on board. Thier idea is to subvert the Constitution and do as they please. Imagine what they would be saying if GW Bush or any Republican tried that.

          It is Obama’s subversion of the law and Constitution that scares people. All the rest is side show.

          Liberals and conservatives have always and will always fight over how to spend resources. Obama and his kind are taking us to a place where the will not be enough resources to fight over or the power of people make things happen the way THEY want.

  9. MikeN says:

    Hmm, looks like they have banned all handguns. I missed the significance of banning ammo level higher than 7.

    • JLF says:

      It doesn’t matter much in the long run. The media has turned this thing into something that it is not. Gun buyers are not raising hell over how big a magazine is. They are raising hell over the bullshit stories that are being made up by Obama, Democrats and the media over this issue.

      The overwhelming percentage of owners have no intention of stockpiling assault weapons, ammo or large capacity magazines. It just is not so. But that is what that liar in the White House and the media are telling everyone. Gun buyers are afraid they will not be able to buy guns at any price and THAT is the issue. No one trusts that Democrat bastard in the Oval office.

  10. JLF says:

    The thing that makes today under Obama different is that he is an acknowledged radical leftist. He surrounded himself with radicals in college and again now as president. Ordinary people who do not follow politics closely and who rely only on one or two media sources for thier informaton, have no idea how the Obama’s radicalism can change their lives in the blink of an eye.

    The gun situation is just a highly visable reaction to the totality of force being used against the American people without their understanding and approval.

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

      Name one proposed legislation or executive order of Obama that you more than disagree with but rather would characterize as “radical leftist.”


      Thats just how stupid and cretinous you are. You are a steaming pile of offal in the marketplace of ideas.

      Prove me wrong.

      Ha, ha. Stoopid Hooman.

      • JLF says:

        Given the ad hominum attack, it is easy to see just how accurate my comments are. The cat doesn’t howl unless someone is stepping on its tail. Try reason and respect for other people’s opinions. Who knows, it may work even for you.

    • jimmy says:

      The only people who acknowledge Obama as a radical leftist are the radical righties.

      Reagan wanted an assault weapons ban. Reagan wanted to ban handguns within the city limits of DC. Reagan pushed for individual mandates on health insurance. Was he a leftist?

      Everyone seems to forget these things…

      • JLF says:

        Like the man said, you are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. Socialsim is an evil that seeks to make the Federal government the power player in society. Among traditoinal thinkers, the people have the power and exercise it at the local and state level for most things. The Federal government does only what people. and local governments can’t do such as international affairs and supporting consentual Federal military. Obama and the Democrats have subverted the constitution that makes all that possible. If he keeps on the way he is going we won’t have a Federal budget to fight over. It will all go free-loaders and interst on the debt.

  11. RS says:

    Surely the progressive utopia of New York needs to erect a wall around it to stop those less enlightened from entering and spoiling the peace and harmony found there.