(Albany, NY) The Senate today will pass legislation (S.1414-A) that will ban undetectable guns, including 3D-printed guns, from being manufactured and sold across New York State. This legislation expands on gun safety legislation previously passed, and will continue to save lives by criminalizing the manufacturing, sale, transport, and possession of firearms, rifles, shotguns, and the major components of weapons that are undetectable by an X-ray machine.
“Our country is under assault from gun violence, and there is a flood of firearms hitting our streets,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “Banning undetectable guns should be a non-controversial priority for all elected officials, yet it took the new Senate Democratic Majority to finally bring this legislation to the floor for a vote. I commend Senator Kevin Parker to sponsoring this commonsense gun safety bill.”
Bill Sponsor, Senator Kevin Parker said, “As legislators it is our duty to do everything in our power to protect New York’s citizens from gun violence. My legislation will hold gun manufacturers accountable for knowingly producing undetectable firearms, which will make New York a safer and stronger state. It sends a clear and direct message that the manufacturing of an undetectable firearm will not be tolerated in New York State.”
The legislation that will be passed by the Senate Majority includes:
- Protecting New Yorkers by making it illegal for any person to knowingly possess, manufacture, sell, transport, or possess firearms, which cannot be detectable by an X-ray machine.
- Establishing certain crimes relating to the criminal manufacture or possession of an undetectable firearm, rifle, or shotgun.
Following years of the former Senate Republican Majority blocking meaningful gun safety legislation, the new Senate Democratic Majority has taken historic steps to protect New York communities from gun violence. Within the first month of the Legislative Session, the new Senate Democratic Majority passed sweeping anti-gun violence legislation to protect New Yorkers. Several weeks later, the Senate Democratic Majority took more action against gun violence by passing measures to protect New York children.