China News Agency, New York, June 6th. On the 6th local time, New York Governor Cathy Hochuer signed ten bills in New York City, including a ban on people under the age of 21 from purchasing semi-automatic rifles and a ban on non-qualified people from buying bulletproof vests. , ban large-capacity magazines, expand the scope of implementation of the "red flag law", and share information on guns involved.
"For the safety of the city of Buffalo and the people of the United States, we cannot do nothing, and we must advance gun reform," Hotzul said at the signing site.
Now is the time for us to act boldly.
"The guns went off, the flags came down, and nothing changed except New York." The ten bills that would officially put New York at the forefront of gun control laws are just the beginning.
NBC reported that New York state became the first state to take major gun control measures after multiple mass shootings across the country.
Among them, the bill to raise the legal age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles to 21 has received the most attention.
Currently, states with similar laws include Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont and Washington.
Last month, a California ban on the sale of semi-automatic weapons to those under the age of 21 was ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Gun Policy Coalition, which filed the lawsuit, has said the ruling means age-based gun control laws in other states are likely to be overturned in other courts as well.
Currently, the NRA is challenging Florida's related ban.
CBS, citing experts, said mass shootings have driven gun control legislation in New York state, but the new laws are far from perfect, and the Rifle and Pistol Association is trying to fight back.
Optimists say they hope New York will serve as a model for other states and the federal government to follow.