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Cuomo critical of federal gun debate in Congress

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of proposed federal gun legislation now making its way through the US Senate. He says federal bill’s focus on background checks is better than nothing, but it’s not enough. In an interview on "The Capitol Pressroom" Wednesday, Cuomo said Congress should enact a ban on military-style weapons similar to the one he was able to pass in New York.

"We're down to improving background checks, which is better than nothing but only better than nothing," Cuomo said.  "I think it's a damning commentary on this Congress and the extremists in the Congress." 

Still, the bill Cuomo rushed into law after closed-door meetings in January prompted outrage from gun rights activists and has been subject to several fixes since it was enacted.