Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed two more gun safety measures into law Tuesday, one banning the manufacture and sale of 3D-printed guns and the other requiring safe storage of firearms when kids younger than 16 live in a gun owner’s house.
It is now a criminal offense to manufacture, sell, transport or possess 3D-printed firearms, nicknamed “ghost guns” because they can pass through a metal detector unnoticed.
That bill becomes law effective today.
The second requires gun owners to safely store their weapons when children are living in the house.
But kids under the age of 16 who are properly licensed or supervised will still be able to hunt or practice at a firing range.
The legislation was inspired by a tragic incident last year, when 12-year-old Saratoga Springs native Nicholas Naumkin was killed while playing with his dad’s gun.
The bill becomes law in 180 days.
“3D guns and improperly stored firearms pose an enormous risk to our children and today we’re addressing both dangers head-on to keep our families safe,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“These measures continue New York’s legacy of enacting the strongest gun laws in the nation by helping keep firearms out of the hands of children and by acknowledging and addressing technological advancements like 3D-printed guns.”
Cuomo signed other firearm safety-related measures into law yesterday regarding expanding the time for federal background checks.
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