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Remington Arms in Ilion, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/loonyhiker/">loonyhiker</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Remington Arms in Ilion, NY. Photo: loonyhiker, CC some rights reserved

Remington Arms home ignored in gun law passage

The central New York home of a historic, and major, gun manufacturer felt a little ignored as the state quickly passed new gun control legislation this week.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs gun control measures. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs gun control measures. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Cuomo signs gun control measures

Governor Cuomo swiftly signed New York's new sweeping anti-gun measures into law on Tuesday, just minutes after the State Assembly voted "yes" on the bills, after a debate lasting more than four and a half hours.  Go to full article
Sen. Patty Ritchie at Fort Drum Day gathering. Source: <a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/patty-ritchie">nysenate.gov/senate/patty-ritchie</a>
Sen. Patty Ritchie at Fort Drum Day gathering. Source: nysenate.gov/senate/patty-ritchie

Ritchie joins all North Country Senators against gun laws

When New York's senate passed tough new gun legislation Monday, 18 Republican senators voted against the package, including all four senators representing the North Country.

Senator Patty Ritchie of St. Lawrence County says she would have voted yes for individual bills, like the one known as Mark's Law. That will impose tougher sentences on people who shoot first responders. It's named after a Cape Vincent EMT who was shot and killed when responding to a call in 2009.  Go to full article
"I think its more symbolic than anything. Im not really convinced that anything will change."

New Yorkers on new gun law: hopeful, skeptical

President Barack Obama is expected to unveil new measures later today designed to curb gun violence.

Yesterday in New York, the state legislature voted to approve new gun control laws that are the toughest in the nation.

In the weeks since the deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pushed lawmakers to act quickly - to ban the sale of assault rifles, as well as clips that carry more than seven rounds of ammunition.

Speaking yesterday, Cuomo called gun violence "a scourge" but reactions to the measure across New York state were mixed.  Go to full article
Democratic Sen. Jeff Klein, the new NYS Senate co-leader, talks with Albany reporter Karen DeWitt. Photo: Matt Ryan.
Democratic Sen. Jeff Klein, the new NYS Senate co-leader, talks with Albany reporter Karen DeWitt. Photo: Matt Ryan.

Gun control the first test of new Senate leadership

The unique new governing coalition in the New York State Senate passed its first test, on the first full day of session, when Senators approved a sweeping gun control package.  Go to full article
NY already bans high-capacity magazines, such as these displayed on an Arizona gun shop wall.  The legislature is now adding assault rifles to the list of banned assault weapons. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saechang/">Mike Saechang</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
NY already bans high-capacity magazines, such as these displayed on an Arizona gun shop wall. The legislature is now adding assault rifles to the list of banned assault weapons. Photo: Mike Saechang CC some rights reserved

NY Senate approves toughest-in-nation gun laws, Assembly to act today

UPDATE: The New York State Assembly took up the gun control package late this morning.

The New York state legislature is passing the toughest in the nation gun control laws, laid out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Senate voted late Monday evening, with the Assembly expected to act Tuesday morning.  Go to full article

Gun deal is close in Albany

New details are emerging on gun control legislation that lawmakers say could be passed as early as today.

Senate co-leader Jeff Klein predicts that New York State could have the toughest in the nation gun control laws before Tuesday. That includes closing loopholes in the assault weapons ban and strengthened penalties for illegal guns.  Go to full article

Gun control talks continue in Albany

Talks between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislature continued on the eve of the governor's annual State of the State speech. Cuomo had wanted agreement among lawmakers by the time he speaks.  Go to full article
Guns and ammo at an Arizona gun shop. Photo: Mike Saechang, CC  some rights reserved
Guns and ammo at an Arizona gun shop. Photo: Mike Saechang, CC some rights reserved

Cuomo, Republicans at impasse over gun measures

New York Gov Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the state Senate remain unable to agree on gun control legislation, just one day before the governor delivers his State of the State address to the joint legislature.

Meanwhile, the state comptroller says he's thinking of divesting the state's pension fund from investments in gun manufacturers.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake High School. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rschott/">Ron Schott</a>, some rights reserved.
Saranac Lake High School. Photo: Ron Schott, some rights reserved.

School struggles to balance security, cost and culture

District officials are talking about ways to tighten security at schools in Saranac Lake in the wake of last month's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

One of the toughest challenges for school officials and students is how to make the schools safer without compromising convenience and the educational environment. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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