As no surprise, New York State is the first to propose new gun control measures in the wake of 2 deadly mass shootings last month, one in Buffalo and another in Texas.
The bills would prohibit the purchase of body armor for civilians, require a license to purchase a semiautomatic rifle, make threatening mass harm a crime and strengthen the state’s “red flag laws”. The measures would also require new pistols to be equipped with microstamping technology, which uses lasers to imprint markings on a firearm to make it easier to trace guns to registered owners.
The latter will be a challenge to pass, but the others, not so much.
Being in New York for a few months, I’ll have a front row seat to any progression of these proposals.
One thing is for sure, the only areas welcoming these changes are in NYC and a few populated pockets around the state. The rest of us; we’re not the enemies.