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New age limit, other restrictions imposed on semi automatic gun buyers in New York

If you’re not 21-years-old it will be impossible to buy a semi-automatic rifle in New York State.

That’s the reality after state Assembly passed a series of gun control measures following a number of high-profile shootings.

The goal of the measures are to make it more difficult to buy firearms in New York.

Mike Centola, owner of Allstar Tactical, spoke with News10NBC about the bill, as well as what his customers are saying about it.

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“Law-abiding gun owners, they’re worried that they’ll lose the ability to purchase what they already own so they’ll purchase more,” he told them.

He says customers voice concerns about their Second Amendment rights on a regular basis, and laws like this one eat away at it.

“We work with plenty of domestic violence victims, families, and business owners who just want to have a way to protect themselves get the information and get training too,” Centola added.

Gun shops around the region have reported an uptick in activity related to customers asking for training with various firearms.

Part of the laws passed by lawmakers also target violent extremism on social media. This task force would flag those with potential mental illnesses to keep them from getting firearms.



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