NY Governor signs sweeping gun controls package into law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a sweeping package of gun controls into law, which includes the expansion of a ban on assault weapons.

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Gov signs #NYSafe Act, groundbreaking leg to better protect #NYS from senseless gun violence http://t.co/PMT82gHs

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I believe this a comprehensive package that makes a real difference, Gov says on #NYSafe act | #gunreform

This signing has made New York the first state to change its laws in response to the Sandy Hook shootings.

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