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READ: Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State

Posted By Jon Campbell On January 9, 2013 @ 1:35 pm In Other | Comments Disabled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s written State of the State message calls for closing loopholes in the state’s ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as a proposal to require background checks for all gun sales, even if they are private.

Cuomo will also propose allowing the state to revoke a firearms license if a mental health professional determines the license holder is “in serious harm to self or others.”

The governor’s gun plan includes a mix of specifics and broad language. It’s light on details when it comes to bolstering penalties for gun crimes and possession of illegal guns.

From the written message:

“To effectively deter the flow and use of illegal guns on our streets, we will propose enhancing penalties for those who illegally buy guns; for those who use guns on school property; and for those who engage in violent and serious drug-related gang activity.”

Cuomo’s written message is contained in a 312-page book, distributed this afternoon. You can read it below. His formal speech is expected to start at any moment, and can be viewed here [1].

FINAL 2013 SOS [2] by Jon Campbell [3]

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[1] can be viewed here: http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2013/01/09/watch-live-cuomos-state-of-the-state-address/

[2] FINAL 2013 SOS: http://www.scribd.com/doc/119659923/FINAL-2013-SOS

[3] Jon Campbell: http://www.scribd.com/jon_campbell_15