ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is coming on strong for gun control, giving a fiery speech that pushes the state to the front of the national debate.
Cuomo called Wednesday in his State of the State address for tougher state bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines of ammunition, even as New York's gun control laws are already among the most restrictive in the nation.
In his argument, Cuomo cited the Newtown, Conn., school massacre and the West Webster, N.Y., deadly ambush on two firefighters.
Cuomo said, "No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer." Then he added, "End the madness now!"