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December 20, 2012

NY pushing for 1st gun control law since tragedy

ALBANY — New York officials are scrambling to negotiate the first gun control laws since the mass shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

A deal could be enacted into law in a special session during the holiday week or an agreement could be part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech he's scheduled to deliver on Jan. 9.

The Buffalo News first reported the chance of a rare holiday week special session of the state Legislature.

A Senate spokesman says Thursday that no special session has yet been called by Cuomo.

Cuomo wants to address what he calls "significant loopholes" in New York's gun laws which are already among the most restrictive in the nation.

Cuomo suggests banning all large ammunition magazines. They're currently legal if made before 1994.

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