Gov. Kathy Hochul announces new proposed bills to tighten New York gun laws

June 01, 2022

Originally published in CBS New York on June 01, 2022.

NEW YORK -- New York state is expected to pass a slew of legislation this week that will tighten gun laws across the state.

As CBS2's Ali Bauman reports, Gov. Kathy Hochul has agreed on this legislation with the state Senate Majority Leader and the Assembly Speaker, so it is expected to pass.

The legislators say it will close loopholes that allowed the alleged gunman in Buffalo to carry out his carnage, but Republicans say the bills make for cheap headlines without addressing underlying issues.

More than 600 people have become a victim of gun violence in New York City so far this year, including a 72-year-old woman who was shot inside her own home in Queens on Monday.