4 March 2013 8:24 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In light of the devastating tragedies of Sandy Hook Elementary and Aurora, Colorado (just to name a few of way too many public shootings), lawmakers, filmmakers and each and every one of us has been forced to consider what is to blame for so many heinous massacres. Some are blaming the lack of gun control in our nation. The NRA says the problem is not enough guns. Mental health has been raised as an issue that must be addressed, while others claim that the problem is violence in cinema. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is addressing the issue with a multipronged attack. The NY state legislature recently passed what's being called "the nation.s toughest gun control measure into law." According to Governor Cuomo's website, the new laws include a Mental Health Alert, stricter restrictions on assault weapons and ammunition, universal background checks, and higher penalties for certain gun-related »

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