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+ NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state lawmakers have tentative deal on restricting assault weapons
Michael Gormley | AP
People familiar with the internal negotiations say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have a tentative deal to enact the nation’s first gun control measure following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
The tentative agreement would further restrict New York’s ban on assault weapons and limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, rather than the current 10. Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law that allows for civil confinement of people determined to be a threat to others.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposal had not been discussed among rank and file legislators. They say the tentative deal struck over the weekend will be debated behind closed doors Monday in the Senate and Assembly.
If the deal survives as expected, a bill could be presented this week.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state lawmakers have tentative deal on restricting assault weapons

Michael Gormley | AP

People familiar with the internal negotiations say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have a tentative deal to enact the nation’s first gun control measure following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

The tentative agreement would further restrict New York’s ban on assault weapons and limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, rather than the current 10. Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law that allows for civil confinement of people determined to be a threat to others.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposal had not been discussed among rank and file legislators. They say the tentative deal struck over the weekend will be debated behind closed doors Monday in the Senate and Assembly.

If the deal survives as expected, a bill could be presented this week.

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