Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking on ‘ghost guns’.
His 18th proposal for the 2020 State of the State Agenda includes a proposal that would ban individuals from obtaining major components of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun online.
The proposal requires in-store transactions at licensed gun dealers exclusively.
It also prohibits those who cannot legally possess a firearm, rifle, or shotgun from having the components to build one.
The proposal would also create new misdemeanor and felony penalties for violating the provisions.
“New York has the strongest gun safety protections in the nation, but every day dangerous people seek to find new ways around them,” Governor Cuomo said. “This common sense measure would ban these untraceable guns and require anyone who wants to build their own firearm to come out of the shadows once and for all.”
Cuomo says that eliminating the potential for bad actors to obtain ’80 percent kits’ will prevent untraceable weapons from being assembled.
In 2019, the number of individuals using these untraceable guns in New York increased significantly, according to the Governor, who said dozens had been seized by law enforcement across the state.
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