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Albany's post-Newtown gun effort could echo post-9/11 terror law
If Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo convenes a one-day special legislative session to consider new gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, it wouldn’t be the first time New York rushed to pass laws after a tragic event.
Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, lawmakers sped back to the Capitol to enact several laws, including one that broadened the definition of terrorism. Coincidentally,...