ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York State now requires gun owner to keep their firearms in a locked cabinet or equipped with a trigger-locking device if someone under the age of 16 is in their home.
The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate approved the legislation Monday, five weeks after lawmakers passed another package of gun-control measures.READ MORE: Parents Of Gabby Petito Expected To Hold Press Conference Tuesday On Long Island
The latest measure, sponsored by Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester, makes it a misdemeanor offense to fail to securely store a rifle, shotgun or other firearm or render it incapable of being fired when a child is in a home.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Police Say Man Suspected Of Robbing 7 Unsuspecting Seniors In The Bronx
Assembly and Senate Republicans who voted against the measure said it’s an infringement on Second Amendment rights to bear arms and could leave a gun owner defenseless against intruders.MORE NEWS: New York City Teachers, Staff Face New Vaccine Deadline, But Some Look To Push Legal Battle To Supreme Court
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