Even More Gun Control Signed Into Law in New York State
Gov. Cuomo announced he signed more gun control legislation, one day after he signed two gun control measures.
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he signed legislation criminalizing the manufacture, sale, transport and possession of firearms and major components of such weapons that are undetectable by a metal detector, including 3D printed guns and expanding laws requiring the safe storage of firearms.
"3D guns and improperly stored firearms pose an enormous risk to our children and today we're addressing both dangers head-on to keep our families safe," Cuomo said. "These measures continue New York's legacy of enacting the strongest gun laws in the nation by helping keep firearms out of the hands of children and by acknowledging and addressing technological advancements like 3D printed guns."
Recent technological developments, such as 3-dimensional printers and laser cutting machines, have led to the fabrication of fully operational firearms using materials that are undetectable by metal detectors, officials say.
The safe storage measure is expected to ensure that gun owners safely store their weapons when they live with someone under the age of 16 or have reason to know will be accessible by someone under the age of 16.
This legislation builds on New York's strongest in the nation gun laws, including the Red Flag Bill signed in February that prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing a firearm, and legislation Governor Cuomo signed Monday extending the background check waiting period and banning bump stocks.
"Our primary responsibility in government is to keep New York families safe. It's simply common sense that young children should not have unsupervised access to dangerous weapons, and no responsible gun owner would disagree. Too many times we've seen the tragic results when kids get their hands on guns. These tragedies are preventable. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this bill today and taking this important step that will save lives and keep New York families whole," Senator Liz Krueger said.
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