Legislature Toughens NY’s Tough Gun Laws

Legislature Toughens

NY’s Tough Gun Laws

The state Legislature in Albany today passed a package of legislation making New York State’s tough gun laws even tougher.

As described in U.S. News & World Report:

• Bump stocks used in the Las Vegas massacre are banned.

• No one except a law-enforcement officer, school resource officer or security personnel can carry a gun in a school. Until now, schools could allow teachers or other employees to do so.

• A municipal gun buy-back program is being created.

• The waiting period to buy a gun has been extend from three to 30 days if a background check is inconclusive.

• Police, parents, teachers and school administrators will be able to ask a judge to evaluate a child they believe is a threat.

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