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State lawmakers call for new gun violence legislation

State lawmakers call for new gun violence legislation (WRGB)

ALBANY, NY (WRGB)--A group of lawmakers rallied in Albany Tuesday, calling for new gun violence prevention legislation.

They say even though New York State has done a lot of good work, people across the state recognize it's important to do more.

"Even most gun owners recognize there ought to be sensible gun laws in place, that owning a gun is a responsibility, that handling it safely and having sensible restrictions to keep guns out of the wrong hands are the responsible thing for us to do," said Asm. Brian Kavanagh.

There are just eight weeks left in the legislative session.

Asm. Kavanagh tells us he's hopeful the gun laws will move through the Assembly, hopefully be passed by the Senate, and signed by Gov. Cuomo.

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