What Is In New York’s New Gun Law?
Interesting post. What are your thoughts on the proposed law?
New York state is expected to pass one of the toughest gun laws in America in the wake of the Newtown school shooting and the Webster, NY attack that killed two fire fighters. This law will feature some unique provisions that we should explore further.
In respect to an assault weapons ban (AWB), it eliminates many of the loopholes that were featured in the 90s federal AWB. Huffington Post reports:
Under current state law, assault weapons are defined by having two “military rifle” features, such as folding stock, muzzle flash suppressor or bayonet mount. The proposal would reduce that to one feature [emphasis mine], including the popular pistol grip. The language specifically targeted the military-style rifle used in the Newtown shootings.
Current owners of those guns will have to register them.
I have pointed out in the past that defining an ‘assault weapon’ is extremely difficult. As far as…
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