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The Latest: NY Assembly passes anti-gun violence legislation

March 6, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Democrat-controlled New York state Assembly passing a package of gun-control legislation (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Democrats who control the New York Assembly have passed legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in the state.

The Assembly passed a package of five bills Tuesday afternoon, a day after the Republican-controlled state Senate passed 15 bills focused on improving school security following last month’s shooting at a Florida high school.

The Assembly measures would keep firearms out of the hands of people deemed a danger to themselves or others, set a longer waiting period for delivery of a gun to a person who hasn’t cleared a background check, and prevent people convicted of domestic violence from buying a firearm.

The bills would also ban bump stocks and require out-of-state residents to prove they are mentally fit to own a gun in New York state.

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12:24 p.m.

Democrats who control the New York Assembly say they plan to pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in the state.

Assembly leaders say they’ll pass a package of five bills Tuesday, a day after the Republican-controlled state Senate passed 15 bills focused on improving school security following last month’s shooting at a Florida high school.

The Assembly measures would keep firearms out of the hands of people deemed a danger to themselves or others, set a longer waiting period for delivery of a gun to a person who hasn’t cleared a background check, and prevent people convicted of domestic violence from buying a firearm.

The bills would also ban bump stocks and require out-of-state residents to prove they are mentally fit to own a gun in New York state.

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