Cuomo proposes $36M for newly tightened gun laws
Posted at: 01/22/2013 2:59 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration wants to spend almost $36 million in the coming fiscal year to implement new restrictions on guns that were passed last week.
The money would be used to add state police staff to oversee recertification of all pistol licenses every five years and register formerly legal rifles now categorized as assault weapons.
Troopers would also help improve safety at schools.
Officials estimate there are about a million of those rifles owned by New Yorkers and say registration will be free. The law calls for registration within a year starting April 15.
The budget proposed Tuesday includes nearly $33 million in capital spending for a new statewide database with gun registrations and information like felony convictions or mental illness determinations that would disqualify someone from having a gun.
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