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New York Has Gun Deal With Emphasis on Mental Illness

New York Has Gun Deal With Emphasis on Mental Illness

Published: January 14, 2013

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers agreed on Monday to a broad package of changes to gun laws that would expand the state’s ban on assault weapons and would include new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.

The state Senate, controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats, approved the legislative package just after 11 p.m. by a lopsided vote of 43 to 18. The Assembly, where Democrats who have been strongly supportive of gun control have an overwhelming majority, planned to vote on the measure Tuesday.

The most significant new proposal would require mental health professionals to report to local mental health officials when they believe that patients are likely to harm themselves or others. Law enforcement would then be authorized to confiscate any firearm owned by a dangerous patient; therapists would not be sanctioned for a failure to report such patients if they acted “in good faith.”

“People who have mental health issues should not have guns,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters. “They could hurt themselves, they could hurt other people.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/nyregion/new-york-legislat...

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You're nuts and you're nuts.. you too over there with the

Ron Paul shirt on.. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Oh and that guy next to you, yeah the one holding the 32 ounce big gulp.. You HAVE to be crazy.

Oh and Brandon Raub.. He's nuts too. Anyone that shows an ounce of emotion is crazy too. That means you TOO Alex.

Obama decrees "The Nation is suffering from large scale mental illness" pushes gun ban by executive order. Turn in your weapons nutbags! Oh sorry, I meant my fellow Americans.


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