Ban on sales of assault guns in Obama plan

New York becomes 1st state to toughen weapon controls

Posted: January 16, 2013 at 3:46 a.m.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill toughening gun laws in his state as leading lawmakers gather around Tuesday at the state Capitol in Albany.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama today will unveil a package of proposals to cut gun violence, including a ban on sales of assault weapons that faces opposition in Congress even as a poll shows a majority of the public backs it.

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