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NY Assembly to pass bills aimed at reducing gun violence

Assembly leaders say they'll pass a package of five bills Tuesday, a day after the Republican-controlled state Senate passed 15 bills focused on improving school security following last month's shooting at a Florida high school. (Photo: WHAM file)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Democrats who control the New York Assembly say they plan to pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in the state.

Assembly leaders say they'll pass a package of five bills Tuesday, a day after the Republican-controlled state Senate passed 15 bills focused on improving school security following last month's shooting at a Florida high school.

The Assembly measures would keep firearms out of the hands of people deemed a danger to themselves or others, set a longer waiting period for delivery of a gun to a person who hasn't cleared a background check, and prevent people convicted of domestic violence from buying a firearm.

The bills would also ban bump stocks and require out-of-state residents to prove they are mentally fit to own a gun in New York state.

AP-WF-03-06-18 1725GMT

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