At a ceremony at the “Yes We Can” community center in Westbury, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of legislation to combat the gun violence epidemic and to address “ghost guns” in New York communities.
Legislation S.13A/A.2666A prohibits the possession of unfinished frames or receivers by anyone other than a licensed gunsmith or dealer in firearms. Legislation S.14A/A.613A prohibits the sale of ghost guns and requires gunsmiths and dealers in firearms to register firearms in their possession. Legislation S.7152/A.6522 adds firearms designed to resemble toys to the definition of a ‘disguised gun.’
“Gun violence is a public health and public safety crisis that must be dealt with aggressively,” said Hochul. “Working with partners at all levels, my administration will continue to crack down on the distribution and possession of dangerous weapons and put an end to the gun violence epidemic.”