Assemblymember Taylor: New Laws Will Help Combat Gun Violence, Keep New Yorkers Safe

“Gun violence is a scourge on our communities that has claimed far too many lives. To fight back, the Assembly Majority has worked to put an end to gun violence with comprehensive, commonsense measures that protect New Yorkers. This new legislation builds on previous laws that the Assembly Majority championed, such as allowing courts to prohibit individuals who are a threat to themselves or others from having a firearm and barring people convicted of domestic violence crimes from owning firearms (Ch. 19 of 2019; Ch. 60 of 2018).

“The new measures to tackle gun violence, which were recently signed into law by Gov. Hochul, ban the possession of unfinished firearm frames and receivers, ghost guns – weapons made from untraceable gun components – and firearms disguised as toys (A. 2666-A; A.613-A; A.6522). These laws target illegal activity, not responsible gun owners, and will help curb gun violence.