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February 12, 2013

Foes, fans of gun control law rally at Capitol

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Niagara Gazette — Paladino said lawmakers must address the failure of city schools because dropouts on the street are often the ones committing crimes. But he acknowledged that gun registration and restricting gun access by the mentally ill are legitimate issues.

Scott Reif, a Skelos spokesman, countered Paladino's charge that he has abandoned conservative values, citing among his most recent legislative victories an increase in penalties for those who use illegal guns and a mandated life sentence without parole for anyone who kills a first responder.

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