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NY lawmakers pass tough gun control measures

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ALBANY, N.Y. -

New York lawmakers have approved the nation's first and toughest gun control laws   in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

The bill calls for a tougher assault weapons ban and measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.  It also sets restrictions on ammunition and the sale of guns.

The bi-partisan legislation passed the Senate and the Assembly Tuesday.

North Country Senator Betty Little voted against the bill. She said it contained a lot of good measures, but thinks lawmakers should have taken more time to consider the impact on lawful gun owners.

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