Republicans in the State Senate will get a quick lesson on how toothless their leadership deal is. This month Governor Cuomo, with the help of the Independent Democratic Coaltion will pass some kind of gun control bill, including a ban on so-called assault weapons.
For the Governor, it's another punching of his ticket for the Democratic nomination fight in 2016.
Senate Republicans will just have to go along on this one, in hopes of winning another battle further down the line.
The GOP lost ground in the last election and is depending Senator Jeffrey Klein's five member IDC to form a majority.
Gun regulations in Cuomo's sights - Times Union