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January 18th, 2013
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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly: Armed guards in schools are 'not a wise idea'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new package of firearm and mental health regulations into law on Tuesday, marking the nation's first gun control legislation since the Newtown massacre.

The laws strengthen the state's existing assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets allowed in magazines and strengthen rules that govern the mentally ill.

The move comes as President Obama also outlines a federal package of gun control measures that include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who has been pushing for stronger gun laws with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, sits down with Starting Point this morning to discuss the various proposals laid out by the president.

"Each of these actions are a move in the right direction," Kelly says. "Every little bit helps and I think the large capacity magazine have no place in a civilized society."

Kelly also responds to individuals and organizations calling for armed guards to be placed in schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, saying that he doesn't think armed guards are a "wise idea."

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  1. Jesse

    I feel that this whole gun control thing is stupid, just because a couple of insane people went crazy.. Let the sane people of america have guns

    February 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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