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NY considers changes in new gun control law


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are considering changes in New York's new gun control law involving the new limit of seven bullets in magazines.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says leaders are discussing returning to a 10-bullet limit, which is standard in the industry that doesn't make seven-bullet magazines.

Soon after, Cuomo said no such proposal was discussed in the closed-door meeting with Silver and other legislative leaders.

Instead, Cuomo says changes are being considered to allow the purchase of 10-bullet magazines. But the law would still prohibit more than seven bullets in magazines except at shooting ranges and in competitions.

The seven-bullet limit is the most stringent in the nation. New York's measure was rushed into law in January one month after the Newtown, Conn., shooting.

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