Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris, Senate Majority Pass Gun Safety Legislation To Protect New York’s Children

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianairs and the Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S.2450-A & S.35) that will create stronger regulations for the safe storage of firearms and the appearances of imitation weapons to prevent unintentional gun violence. 

Senate Majority Pass Gun Safety Legislation To Protect New York’s Children

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris said, "The New New York Senate is committed to preventing senseless gun deaths. Requiring safe storage of firearms and ensuring imitation guns are easily distinguished from the real thing will keep us safer." 

The gun safety legislation advanced by the Senate Majority includes Senate Bill S.2450A, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, will establish penalties for anyone who has a child under 16 in their home and who does not properly store any firearm or render it incapable of being fired by using an appropriate gun-locking device.

Also passed was Senate Bill S.35, sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman, will require that imitation weapons must be entirely brightly colored or be constructed entirely of transparent or translucent materials, and be manufactured with other identifying features.

The common sense legislation passed by the Senate Majority build on the gun safety measures passed on January 29, 2019.