ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Less than a week after his passionate State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo is taking action against guns. A new bill is targeting assault rifles, high-capacity clips of ammunition and required reports of the mentally ill, who pose a threat to others with illegal guns.
Tuesday the state assembly is expected to pass the bill called New York Safe. It gives New York the toughest gun laws in the nation. Monday night, the state senate approved the bill.
After the senate passed the governor's gun control bills late Monday night, all attention shifted to the assembly who will cast their votes Tuesday morning.
After the senate voted in favor of the gun control legislation with a 43 to 18 vote, State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak said, "I know there are some good legislation in there. But I think overall there is some concern as it relates to those who are responsible gun owners."
The bill is expected to be the first on the agenda when the assembly goes back in session at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
One of the main points of the law is, if you have a military style weapon, you could keep it, but not sell it in New York State. Pistol permit holders would have to re certify at least every five years and 10 shot clips could no longer be sold in the state, seven shot clips would be the maximum.
Some local state senators voted against the bill in the senate.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer said, "One of the things I don't like is when you do things hastily, you normally end up with a bad result."
State Senator Patrick Gallivan, who has years of service in law enforcement, said, "While this legislation begins to address a number of the issues that many law enforcement professionals have long advocated for, I cannot in good conscience vote for a law which contains provisions proven to have no effect on public safety and infringes upon the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens."
The bill also contains a provision that would remove the gun from a home of any mentally ill registered owner.
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