NY Senate rolls out 12 gun control measures

Feb 27, 2018

New York Senate Democrats are rolling out 12 gun control proposals following the Florida school shooting.

The measures announced Tuesday include a bump stock ban and gun ownership restrictions for people convicted of hate crimes or domestic violence. There is also a bill allowing relatives of people killed by firearms to sue gun manufacturers.

Others would set aside funding for firearm violence research, outlaw guns not detectable by x-ray and make it a crime to improperly secure a weapon at home.

Five years ago lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed several gun control measures after the Newtown, CT school shooting. However, Sen. Brian Kavanagh of New York City said more must be done to reduce violence.

The bills are not scheduled for a vote and could run into Republican opposition.