New York Governor Kathy Hochul raised the age you can buy an AR-15 in New York to 21 on Monday.
She signed 10 gun control bills in total.
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) signs package of gun control bills into law, including:
• Banning anyone under age 21 from buying or owning a semiautomatic rifle
• Strengthening "Red Flag" laws
• Limiting sale of body armor to only law enforcement pic.twitter.com/7qX4QzJdCA
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New Yorkers under age 21 will be prohibited from buying semiautomatic rifles under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, making the state among the first to enact a major gun control initiative following a wave of deadly mass shootings.
Hochul, a Democrat, signed 10 public safety-related bills, including one that will require microstamping in new firearms, which could help law enforcement solve gun-related crimes.
Another revised the state’s “red flag” law, which allows courts to temporarily take away guns from people who might be a threat to themselves or others.
“In New York, we are taking bold, strong action. We’re tightening red flag laws to keep guns away from dangerous people,” Hochul said at a press conference in the Bronx.
New York’s Legislature passed the bills last week, pushing the changes through after a pair of mass shootings involving 18-year-old gunmen using semiautomatic rifles. Ten Black people died in a racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket May 14. A Texas school shooting took the lives of 19 children and two teachers 10 days later.
We reported on the tragic mass shooting by an evil White Supremacist.
Rather than give a ton of air time and coverage to the evil shooter we wanted to honor the victims.
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