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Cuomo: Ban gun ownership for out-of-state offenders

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his second State of the State speech at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. AP Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to  tighten gun restrictions  by preventing people from getting a New York gun license if they have committed a serious crime in another state, the Democratic governor announced Sunday. “This ...

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After mass shootings, Republican-led legislatures double efforts to loosen gun restrictions

In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The best available research shows that restricting gun ownership is the key to reducing the toll of gun violence. But new data shows that mass shootings elicit diametrically different legislative responses depending on the party in control. Republican-led legislatures tend ...

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New York state prohibits local schools from arming teachers

In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new law in New York will prevent local school districts from authorizing teachers from carrying firearms on school grounds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Wednesday. While law enforcement and school resource ...

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Report tracks gun deaths around state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report is revealing which New York counties have the highest rates of gun-related suicide and homicide. The analysis looked at the rate of homicide and suicide in each county from 2012 to 2016 and ...

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Woman’s trial in fire-gun case delayed to April

A trial has been delayed until next year for the woman accused of buying the guns a convicted felon used to shoot and kill firefighters during a Christmas Eve ambush in Webster last year. Dawn Nguyen’s trial is now scheduled ...

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Officials say more guns come from out of state

NEW YORK — Officials say more guns from out of state are being used to commit crimes in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that in 2011, 90 percent of the 2,433 traceable guns used in city crimes were ...

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State gun law prompts related actions

Gun laws are in the sights of many municipalities and organizations throughout the region in the weeks since the state Legislature enacted the stringent NY SAFE Act. Monroe County Democrats on Monday proposed a law that would prohibit most anyone ...

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NY passes new gun laws

ALBANY — New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to keep guns out of the ...

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Woman denies charge tied to firefighter ambush

HENRIETTA — A woman charged in connection with two guns used in a former neighbor’s deadly Christmas Eve ambush of firefighters pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a state charge of filing a falsified business record. Neither 24-year-old Dawn Nguyen nor ...

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