Posted at: 12/17/2012 4:06 PM
| Updated at: 12/17/2012 5:12 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tougher federal law is needed to crack down in the interstate transport of guns.
Speaking Monday, Cuomo says he'll propose state gun laws to close loopholes related to assault rifles. He made the comments after Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. The gunman also killed himself.
The massacre in Newtown, Conn., has renewed calls for tighter control of semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines.
Federal statistics show that most guns recovered from New York crimes in 2011 originated in states with fewer legal restrictions.
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