EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

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This is unconstitutional:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday during his State of the State speech in Albany.

Cuomo hopes to jump-start the 2013 legislative session with a big deal that could dramatically alter gun control laws across the state.

Highly placed sources told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer that Cuomo is negotiating with Assembly and Senate leaders for a package of gun control laws that would be a dramatic response to the gun violence besetting the nation, including the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“It’s a very divisive topic,” Cuomo said on Wednesday. “There’s a lot of energy on both sides. Some people are vehemently against’ some people think we’re out of our minds for not passing it.”

Sources told Kramer the governor and lawmakers are negotiating furiously in the hope that Cuomo can announce a deal during his speech Wednesday.

Sources said the package is expected to include:

* New restrictions on assault weapons

* Stiffer penalties for using a gun to commit a crime

* New limits on the number of bullets in a gun magazine

“Gun control is highly political, politically contentious situation. It is polarizing,” Cuomo said.

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Nancy Pelosi We Aren’t Done Taxing Americans Yet !

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After the fiscal cliff deal was done, imposing higher taxes this year on all those making $40,000 per year or more, three different Democrats took to three different Sunday shows to push for more taxation on the American people.

First up was Democrat House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation and Bob Schieffer asked her if the “revenue side” of the fiscal cliff is complete. For Democrats, revenue means taxes.

Nancy Pelosi: Requiring Wealthy Americans To Pay Even More Is ‘Not Off The Table’

Then you have: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D_MD) appeared on Fox News Sunday and echoed the talking points that Pelosi put forward. When asked about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that there would be no more tax hikes, Van Hollen replied, “Well, if Mitch McConnell is going to draw the line in the sand, it’s going to be a recipe for more gridlock. We have to take a balanced approach to long-term deficit reduction — meaning additional (spending) cuts.”

For Democrats “balanced” means getting all they want and giving nothing in return, like real spending cuts, for example.

Van Hollen told a lie of about $110 billion concerning the fiscal cliff deal. He said, “”We raised $730 billion in revenue from very high income individuals. As we go forward, we need to adopt the same framework as the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission, meaning a combination of cuts and revenue.” Actually Congressman you guys might raise $620 billion, if you are lucky. That’s peanuts in the big scheme of things. Obviously the Maryland congress man needs a course in economics as he referenced “closing tax loopholes” and declared, “So, through tax reform, we can raise more revenue matched by additional cuts to address the sequester issue and long-term deficit.” Raising taxes produces less revenue. It always has and everyone knows you don’t do that when the economy is in the toilet.

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