In recent weeks, we've been following the Governor's actions regarding gun control quite closely. After the Newtown tragedy, Cuomo proposed a handful
of measures to hopefully curb gun-related violence; one of which would be the strictest magazine clip ban in the nation. However, the momentum hit a wall
in Albany, where Senate Republicans, after initially supporting the Governor's actions, refused to hear out the Democrats' proposals.
But, on the heels of news from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that state lawmakers were '95 percent
' done with a gun control deal, the state's top dog entered Albany yesterday to deliver his annual State of the State Address. His agenda included economic growth, the environment, Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, tourism and, most significantly for our conversation, gun control.
Although the issue didn't dominate the speech as most predicted, Cuomo's words reaffirmed the fact that he's gung-ho about passing this proposal - if he does, it'll without a doubt go down as one of his landmark achievements, in the vein of New York's same-sex marriage bill. But we'll let his words from the speech explain the current situation for you.More »