Hallelujah! New York gets tough on guns.
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“I am proud to be part of this government, not just because New York has the first bill, but because New York has the best bill,” Cuomo said at a news conference after signing the legislation. “I’m proud to be a New Yorker because New York is doing something –– because we are fighting back.”
We should all be proud. And we should all thank our legislators who voted in favor of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
Scott Brinton is senior editor of the Bellmore and Merrick Heralds and an adjunct professor at the Hofstra University Graduate Journalism Program. Comments? SBrinton@liherald.com or (516) 569-4000 ext. 203. Brinton’s profile and posts can be found at facebook.com/scottabrinton.
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