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NY to reverse ban on magazine size in gun law

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders met twice Wednesday as budget negotiations continue, and while legislators work to fix inconsistencies in the New York SAFE Act.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says education funding and economic development are still being worked out. The legislature wants more of a say in how money that goes toward economic development is used.

Budget talks also include a deal on the minimum wage that would include tax cuts for businesses and the middle class, funding for JCOPE, and "stop and frisk" before the April 1st deadline hits.

Governor Cuomo offered some insight into what is holding things up, saying they're working to fix inconsistencies in the New York SAFE Act.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists he's not rolling back a major element of the nation's most restrictive gun control measure that he pushed into law in January.
    
Cuomo and legislative leaders plan to change the law before a provision kicks in banning the sale of 10-bullet magazines. The gun measure outlaws any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation's most stringent limit.
    
But seven-bullet magazines aren't made.
    
Cuomo says the change is needed to allow the sale of guns with 10-shot magazines, although New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them.
    
He says the law is still enforceable.
    
Under Cuomo's law, shooters can only fill 10-bullet magazines at shooting ranges and in competitions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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