Gov. Cuomo proposes SAFE Act, including immediate ban on assault rifles

http://twitter.com/#!/carynlittler/status/291000687255494657

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference tonight to brief the media on gun control proposals he has negotiated with the state’s legislature.

[email protected]nygovcuomo is giving a briefing about his gun legislation. YNN & @capitaltonight will have details in the 9p hour.

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

. @nygovcuomo sayson ny safe act “common sense on this issue has eluded us for years.”

— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) January 15, 2013

Cuomo says this legislation is the most comprehensive gun control reform in the nation

— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) January 15, 2013

YNN Syracuse’s Caryn Littler was on hand to live-tweet the announcement.

“We’ve finished negotating…bill will be circulated.” @nygovcuomo

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

‘This is one the of the greatest problems facing the state…if enacted..most comprehensive response to this crisis.’ @nygovcuomo

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

‘This is a complex, controversial area…to come up with a multi-faceted legislation was not easy.’ @nygovcuomo

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

‘Time is of the essence.’ @nygovcuomo #guncontrol

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

‘People who have mental health issues should not have guns. They could hurt themselves, they could hurt others.’ [email protected]nygovcuomo

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

It is setting up an entire infrastructure that has never been done before (re:mental health) #guncontrol @nygovcuomo

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

‘We’re not looking to demonize gun owners…people enjoy guns, enjoy hunting. Not what this is about.

— Caryn Littler (@carynlittler) January 15, 2013

YNN reports:

The centerpiece of the measure would update the state’s assault weapons ban of 1994 and limit high-capacity magazines from 10 bullets to seven. Having eight or more bullets in a magazine would result in a $200 fine and a misdemeanor charge. The assault weapons ban would apply to semiautomatic weapons with a detachable magazine.

Private sales would be subject to a background check, with dealers serving as the middle-man and would be able to charge a small fee. Private sales over the internet would also end, according to the draft legislation.

Not everyone listening to the announcement of Cuomo’s “common sense approach” to gun control was impressed by what they heard.

“I think you have a right to own a gun if you want to hang it on your wall.” #Cuomo

— Sean Ewart (@SeanEwart) January 15, 2013

I just heard NY Governor Andrew Cuomo say that you have a right to “hang a gun on your wall.” Are you SERIOUS?!?

— Cactus Howl (@CactusHowl) January 15, 2013

“You have a right to have a gun, Mike, if you want to hang it on your wall.” – Cuomo. Was that an answer on 2nd Amendment?

— NYDN Daily Politics(@DNDailyPolitics) January 15, 2013

I can’t listen to @nygovcuomo tell us that he’s a gun owner anymore. He might as well be a racist and saying, “Hey, I have black friends”.

— nikki (@eastendville) January 15, 2013

I sincerely hope gungrabber @nygovcuomo doesn’t have any idea that he has a future in nat’l politics. #NYCOT #TCOT #CCOT #TGDN #LNYHBT

— Connie Brimmer (@conniebrimmer) January 15, 2013

@nygovcuomo leave the Bill of Rights alone!!! People kill people, guns don’t! You’re penalizing the responsible gun owners!!!

— Kimberly Kovacik (@kn_kovacik) January 15, 2013

@nygovcuomo your arrogance is amazing.Clip capacity limited to 7 might as well be zero no one makes them. You,ve villian-ized legal owners

— dservati (@dservati) January 15, 2013

New York State Sen. Greg Ball has been one of the most vocal opponents of the Journal News’ plan to publish the names of gun permit holders.

Greg Ball said the only life being saved by the SAFE gun bill was the political life of Andrew Cuomo

— Glenn Blain (@gblainnydn) January 15, 2013

#New York #Andrew Cuomo is a hysterical ninnie with a sense of political entitlement–playing for 2016 race.

— anthony moeursalen (@moeursalen) January 15, 2013

@nygovcuomo Sorry to disturb your feed like this Gov, but your anti-firearm rhetoric is leaving me feeling a tad subjugated these days.

— Matt Kochman (@PrimoMatt) January 15, 2013

In a nod to the recent outing of gun permit holders by the Journal News, the legislation reportedly includes a provision which would allow gun permit license holders to petition to have their names withheld from public disclosure if they feel the exposure would pose a danger to their safety.

Cuomo said the state Senate is expected to vote on the legislation tonight.

Behold…the bill we have all been waiting for twitter.com/ZackFinkNews/s…

— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) January 15, 2013

looking at a copy of the gun control bill right now It is 78 pages in length. being told it is a draft bill.

— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) January 15, 2013

The full text of the bill is available online.

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Update: That was fast.

Sen Klein of Indep Dem Conf says “of course” the gun bill will pass tonight. calls it ‘a comprehensive … approach that will save lives’

— Michael Gormley (@APgormley) January 15, 2013

Gov. Cuomo gets agreement to tighten gun laws, approval expected by both houses late Monday night m.nydailynews.com/1.1240141?pmSl… via @nydailynews

— Howard Glaser (@hglaser1) January 15, 2013

Senate Rules committee moves gun bill to the Senate floor. As senators say, a bill doesn’t leave Rules unless it will pass on the floor.

— Michael Gormley (@APgormley) January 15, 2013

NY State Senate just approved the new gun bill, 43-18.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) January 15, 2013

Gun bill now heads to the NY State Assembly, which is expected to pass the bill tomorrow.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) January 15, 2013

Something that wasn’t factored in to this new gun control bill: time to consider the consequences. Even Sen. Marchione mentioned the rush.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) January 15, 2013

NY State Assembly adjourning for the night pushes the vote/passage of the gun bill to tomorrow.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) January 15, 2013

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