NRA sues over New York gun control
March 21st, 2013
08:39 PM ET
2 years ago

NRA sues over New York gun control

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association's New York state affiliate filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Buffalo contesting the constitutionality of the SAFE Act, the sweeping gun-control bill Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in January, the group announced in a press release.

The new laws fortify New York's existing assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets allowed in ammunition magazines and strengthen rules that govern the mentally ill, which includes a requirement to report potentially harmful behavior.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Gun control • Gun rights • New York • NRA
Rangel to pay $23,000 fine for campaign violation
March 27th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Rangel to pay $23,000 fine for campaign violation

New York (CNN) - Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.

In response to a complaint originally filed by the National Legal and Policy Center in 2008, the commission found that the 21-term Harlem Democrat violated federal law by paying a reduced market price for a space used as the New York headquarters for multiple campaigns for over a 10-year period, and by failing to report the deduction as an in-kind donation.

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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • New York