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Even After High School Massacre, Albany Demurs on Gun Control

Mar 01, 2018 - The New York Times

ALBANY — It was, especially in a restrictive state like New York, a seemingly modest set of gun-control proposals.

Prospective gun buyers would undergo longer background checks; an institute would be formed to study gun violence; courts would be allowed to seize or prohibit the sale of guns to potentially violent individuals; and a ban would be enacted on the possession of bump stocks, which can make a semiautomatic rifle shoot nearly as fast as a fully automatic version.

And yet, ...