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Cuomo: Newly Banned Gun's OK for TV and Movie Sets

by Associated Press
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Herve Boinay, flickr

Semiautomatic rifles for TV, movies OK under NY gun law.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York will change its newly toughened gun law so military-style rifles and high-capacity semiautomatic handguns can be used on the sets of TV shows and movies.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislators say Wednesday they'll exempt the productions in New York from bans they rushed into law as the first in the nation after the Newtown school massacre.

They must also quickly fix another error that could soon put police officers carrying high-capacity magazines in violation of the law.

The need for a "clean-up" bill means the fight over the law may not be over after all.

An estimated 10,000 opponents of the new restrictions will descend on Albany Thursday as legislators consider additional amendments.

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