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Governor praises president’s gun control proposals

ALBANY – A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the most sweeping state-level gun control legislation, he had high praise for what President Obama laid out in a 23-point federal program

"Today President Obama proposed a series of common sense measures that would strengthen federal laws to protect all Americans from gun violence, including universal background checks for all gun sales and a new ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines”, Cuomo said. "These are reasonable and sensible proposals that have nothing to do with the right to bear arms, or the interests of hunters or sportsmen.

Cuomo said executive actions the President outlined will be a big help in the fight to keep guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous people, and keep our schoolchildren safe from harm.

“As many of the illegal guns in New York come from out of state, I strongly applaud the President's proposal for tougher gun trafficking laws that will help to end the proliferation of lethal weapons across state lines”, Cuomo said.