"There's no doubt that our (state) assault weapons ban, our assault
weapons law, has significant flaws and significant loopholes," he said, according to the New York Post. "You basically grandfather in all magazines pre-1994. To me, it's just a glaring omission."
Cuomo added that the federal government is best suited to regulate weapons since so often guns cross state lines.
A United States ban on assault weapons was allowed to expire in 2004,
when politicians in Washington chose not to renew it.