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A year after background check defeat, modest goals

WASHINGTON — Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs ...

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Legislation would beef up background checks

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle, D-Irondequoit, is introducing legislation that would strengthen background check requirements for potential contractors through the Medicaid waiver program. At present, before the county Department of Social Services selects a contractor to administer a service ...

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Some ammunition rules go into effect Jan. 15

ALBANY — State police say New York ammunition sellers will have to register Jan. 15, though requirements for record-keeping and background checks won’t kick in until the agency establishes a computer system for them. Asked when that’s expected, spokeswoman Darcy ...

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Tougher NY law now restricts private gun sales

ALBANY — New York’s new gun control law now requires federal background checks for private firearms sales. The provision meant to close the so-called “private sales loophole” takes effect Saturday, along with others that set tougher penalties for gun crimes ...

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State details deal with 2 gun show operators

BUFFALO — Two major gun show operators have agreed to a set of rules that go beyond state law to thwart illegal sales, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday. Niagara Frontier Collectors Inc. of Chautauqua County and NEACA Inc. in ...

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Fingerprinting of school bus drivers goes digital

Commissioner David J. Swarts of the Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that the fingerprints of school bus drivers are now being scanned and sent electronically, eliminating the need to ink and roll fingers on cards.

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Supreme Court grapples with NASA privacy questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations — even those who don’t have security clearances and don’t work on secret projects.

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