By Tom Knighton
Despite not having passed much in the way of significant gun control laws in the last several years, New York has maintained a reputation as an anti-gun state. With a Governor like Andrew Cuomo in office, though, that’s not overly difficult.
However, that period of no further infringement on Second Amendment rights in the state has come to an abrupt end.
New York lawmakers on Tuesday approved the most comprehensive set of gun bills in the state in six years, including measures that would ban bump stocks, prohibit teachers from carrying guns in schools and extend the waiting period for gun buyers who do not pass an instant background check.
In total, six gun bills passed easily through the State Senate and Assembly, a remarkable sight in a Capitol that for years had resisted almost all new legislation on the subject.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, last ushered a major gun safety package into law in 2013, after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The governor successfully corralled recalcitrant Senate Republicans into supporting the so-called Safe Act that expanded the state’s ban on assault weapons, tightened certification requirements, increased criminal penalties for illegal guns …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms