NY considers changes in new gun control law

ALBANY (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are considering changes in New York’s new gun control law including eliminating a provision that limits magazines to seven bullets.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that’s one of several, mostly “technical” changes to the nation’s toughest gun control measure rushed into law in January one month after the Newtown, Conn., shooting.

Silver says the leaders are considering the change because seven-bullet magazines aren’t manufactured. The standard is 10-bullet magazines.

Silver calls it one of the “inconsistencies” in the law that need to be fixed.

Cuomo pushed the law through closed-door meetings then suspended the three days’ public review of a bill required by the constitution.

Several errors have surfaced and many gun owners and upstate Republicans have held rallies and protests.