Albany, NY: New York Lawmakers on Tuesday approved the toughest gun control legislation in the nation which expands the state’s existing assault weapons ban and addressing gun ownership by those with mental illnesses.
The measure passed the Democratic New York State Assembly 104 to 43 after passing the Republican Controlled New York State Senate 43 to 18 last Monday night.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed the legislation Tuesday afternoon .
“I am proud to be governor, not just because New York has the first bill, but because New York has the best bill,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I’m proud to be a New Yorker because New York is doing something, we are fighting back,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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