ALBANY — New York’s Governor Cuomo did not hold back in his annual State of the State address today on gun control.
The governor announced that through a seven-point plan, the Empire State will soon have the “toughest assault weapons ban in the nation,” vowing to eliminate the threats of “unnecessary, high-capacity assault rifles”
“Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and … we must stop the madness, my friends, and in one word, it’s just enough. It has been enough.”
Cuomo, a gun owner himself, demanded a ban on all firearm magazines containing more than ten bullets. His proposed ban would also make background checks via private sales mandatory, and would also increase penalties for illegal firearm possession.
“We need a gun policy in this state this is reasonable, that is balanced, that is measured,” the governor affirmed. “We respect hunters and sportsmen. This is not taking people’s guns.”