N.Y. passes 1st U.S. gun control bill since Newtown, Conn., massacre

Assemblyman Steve Katz said legislators were being “bullied.” He said the bill is “solely for the governor’s egotistical, misguided notion.”

Republicans argued the bill wouldn’t stop mass shootings or other gun crimes but instead turns law-abiding into potential criminals.

Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco said the bill was dangerous because it would give people a “false sense of well-being.”

“You are using innocent children killed by a mad man for own political agenda,” he said. “You are actually making people less safe.”

Associated Press writer Michael Gormley contributed to this report from Albany.

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