Backing For Cuomo Declines Upstate
Last May, Governor Cuomo’s job approval rating hit a high of 70 percent, the highest for a New York Governor in 11 years. That was according to a Quinnipiac poll. Erica Orden writes in the Wall Street Journal this morning that his numbers have dipped since passage of New York’s new gun laws.
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Tom Precious, reporter for The Buffalo News, writes that state Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos will be pressing for changes to the state’s new gun control law, namely to keep the 10-bullet maximum magazine size intact.
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Although The Business Council has not taken a position on New York’s new gun control law, we thought you would be interested in hearing that nearly 10,000 people rallied at the Capitol today, one of the largest gatherings we have seen here. The pro-gun crowd called on Governor Cuomo to repeal the state’s new gun laws passed by the legislature in January. They ban the sale of most semi-automatic weapons and limit magazines to to seven bullets. It’s not certain if any gun manufacturers make seven round magazines.
Here are some stories that review the gun law: