NY Gun Owners With Children Have 60 Days To Comply With New Law, Or Face Possible Jail Time

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ALBANY, NEW YORK — Governor Cuomo signed a law today that requires gun owners to adhere to new locking requirements for firearms inside the home, if they have children under 16 years old who live at the same address.

The requirements include locking all firearms with a locking device, or storing them in a locked container.

A conviction for violating the new requirement could result in a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Guns must also be secured when a child is visiting a home, or a gun owner could face a $250 fine.

via Times Union

“These measures continue New York’s legacy of enacting the strongest gun laws in the nation by helping keep firearms out of the hands of children and by acknowledging and addressing technological advancements like 3D printed guns,” Cuomo said in a statement.

On Monday, Cuomo also signed a few other gun control bills including the banning of bump stocks (even though they’re now banned at the federal level), and implementing a 30-day waiting period for certain people making firearm purchases, such as a person who has a federal 3-day waiting period during a background check.

I grew up in New York and left 3 years ago, never looking back.

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