WESTBURY, NY — New York’s Governor has signed three bills to combat gun violence and to address the rise in ghost guns across the state.
Governor Kathy Hochul signed the bills into law on Thursday in Westbury.
The first act makes it a crime to sell the unfinished frames of receivers where people can put together guns and evade the law.
The second measure criminalizes the sale of ghost guns and requires gunsmiths to register and put serial numbers on firearms, rifles, shotguns, unfinished frames and receivers that they assemble.
The final law will crack down on firearms designed to look like toy guns to confuse law enforcement.
“We want to continue solidifying New York state’s reputation as having the toughest gun laws in America because gun violence has not abated,” said Hochul. “We can’t say we have laws in place and rest on that we have to keep challenging ourselves to address the problems as they keep arising and as technology changes and as the criminals become cleverer trying to evade our laws, so we’re continuing to make sure that we have those in place.”
Hochul goes on to say that New York lawmakers must keep challenging themselves to address the problems as they arise, as technology changes, and as the criminals become more clever trying to evade the law.