Governor Cuomo 2013 State of the State: Aggressive Gun Control

By Brandi Bailey

Governor Cuomo 2013 State of the State: Aggressive Gun Control

January 9, 2013 Updated Jan 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo wants more teachers, longer school days, and tougher gun laws. He intends to do all of this without a tax increase.

Governor Andrew Cuomo highlighted topics of education, women's rights, and economic renewal for the State of New York.

One topic stood out more than others after the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Gun Control was the hot topic. Governor Cuomo recaps when New York was the first state to require a permit for a handgun in Sullivan's law of 1911.

He hopes to become the most aggressive state in gun control in 2013.

Cuomo wants to close private sales and require mandatory background checks in reference to keeping guns out of schools.

He also addresses banning high magazine counts, and keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

"It is about ending the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles. That's what this is about," says Cuomo.

According to Governor Cuomo, it's not about taking away people's guns who have been properly screened to have them, but keeping them out of the hands of those not fit or dangerous. Cuomo hopes to quote, "stop the madness."