New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and state legislators on Monday reached a deal on sweeping new gun laws that will include a ban on assault weapons, the New York Times reported.
The state Senate easily passed the measure after 11 p.m. Monday, 43 to 18, sending the legislative package to the Assembly, where it is expected to be brought to a vote Tuesday. As the Times noted, Democrats "who have been strongly supportive of gun control have an overwhelming majority" in the Assembly.
From the Times:
The expanded ban on assault weapons would broaden the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature. New Yorkers who already own such guns could keep them but would be required to register them with the state.