Guns are a sensitive subject in the country. Some use them for hunting and others see them as a tool for self-defense against an intruder. Many gun owners see the 2nd amendment as a necessary check against the threat of a tyrannical government. According to Pew Research Center, in 2017 almost 70% of adults said they did not have a gun.

The same research shared that handguns are the most common firearm owned followed by rifles and then shotguns. Almost all handguns are semiautomatic meaning that a bullet fires from the chamber with each pull of the trigger. Several rifles and shotguns function this same way and are made to fire different calibers.

A few weeks ago, Governor Hochul announced on Twitter that she was going to introduce legislation that would make it more difficult to buy an AR-15 style rifle. Most gun owners had a feeling about what was coming. These new rules would only make it harder to buy all semiautomatic rifles because they all operate the same way.

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a legislation package that would strengthen the gun laws in New York State.

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