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Gun Owners Rally in Albany

by Associated Press
New York State Capitol in Albany

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Days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the nation's toughest gun restrictions, gun owners and Second Amendment activists gathered at the state Capitol on Saturday as part of a series of nationwide rallies in support of firearms rights.

New Yorkers Challenge Strict Gun Laws

by Associated Press
Gun Sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd

Francois Polito/Wikimedia Commons

Gun rights advocates expect court challenges to New York's tightest-in-the-nation restrictions on guns.

A Republican state senator from Saratoga says her online petition for repealing the provisions has drawn more than 37,000 signatures since yesterday. Sen. Kathy Marchione says if legislative attempts at repeal fails, she'll go to court.

Besides banning assault rifles, the state law calls for mandatory background checks for ammunition purchases and tries to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who may be a threat.

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