|New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
In January, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the country's toughest assault weapons ban, in wake of the Newtown Connecticut school massacre.
Now, the first term Governor says he will sign legislation which will exempt retired police officers from New York's restrictions on large-capacity magazines and guns defined as assault weapons.
The new legislation, which was passed by the New York State Senate Friday night, would amend the controversial gun law which limits the number of rounds in a magazine to seven, bans large-capacity magazines, bans sales of assault-style weapons and requires federal background checks in private gun sales.
The exemption would only apply to police officers who bought, or were issued weapons in the course of their duties, and who retired in good standing.
Simply put, according to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Senate, cops are entitled to certain protections and exemptions, that the average, hard working, law-abiding, tax paying citizen IS NOT.
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