New York leads on gun control

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , New York Times
  • Updated: January 16, 2013 - 11:28 AM

The bill signed Tuesday strengthens the state's gun control laws, but also contains troubling provisions involving mental health and public access to important records.

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SwiftBoatJan. 16, 13 1:42 PM

I hope the Union Metallic Cartridge company, the ammunition maker for Remington,and Kimber, a handgun manufacturer, leaves the state pronto.

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ciamanJan. 16, 13 3:29 PM

Normally the Star/Tribune and the New York Times are right into bed with each other. It is odd to see our local press question anything from the most liberal state in the country. As to guns, all one must do is go into another state and buy their guns there. You see how foolish this new law will do anything? And one more thing, our local press should really re-think their opposition against people with guns here in Minnesota. Has the paper noticed how many hunters there are in this state? And the NRA will deal with New York soon enough, but if I were working for the local press, then I would back off their anti-gun thinking. And whom pays for all the duck stamps and deer license and goose stamps too? Us, people, not the non-hunting people.

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greg62Jan. 16, 13 4:20 PM

The cities with the strictest gun control have the most gun crime because only the criminals are armed, kind of like in Mexico which has about the highest murder rate in the world.

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jarlmnJan. 16, 13 5:01 PM

"The bill was muscled through with disturbing speed after days of secret negotiations and a late-night vote" If things like this don't disturb you, *nothing* will. That said, NY has had the most restrictive gun laws in the union for DECADES. You wouldn't believe what I hoops I had to jump through just to shoot tin cans with a old-west style .22 cal revolver. anyway, how many of you who have visited New York in the last few decades of this draconian gun control have felt safe? Anyone? Bueller?

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prudedoodJan. 16, 13 5:05 PM

California and New York are trend setters on many issues but I don't want to follow either state on the issues of guns or immigration.

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dakmarknetJan. 16, 13 9:14 PM

jarlmn - How many of you who have visited New York in the last few decades needed to bring a gun with you to feel safe?

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gandalf48Jan. 17, 1310:44 AM

I wonder if the police have to use only 7 bullet clips in NY?

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