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Cuomo Clarifies That Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Apply to Fake Guns

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo gives a press conference about recalled Toyota cars February 24, 2010 in New York City.  Cuomo, thought to be a possible candidate for New York governor, has reached an agreement with the car company to provide Toyota owners in New York with alternative transportation and other perks in the aftermath of the massive recall of Toyota automobiles.

It's unclear if New York's new assault weapons ban applies to prop guns, but on Wednesday, Governor Cuomo said he wants to update the law to state that movie and TV productions filming in New York are exempt. “People want certainty and there’s no reason not to make a change like that and give an industry comfort," Cuomo said, adding, “People spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post-production here. So obviously we would want to facilitate that." Everyone involved with Law & Order: SVU can breathe a little easier.

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