Lawmakers in New York have just passed new gun laws and at the same time banned bulletproof vests.
Senate Bill S9407B has just raised the minimum age to buy assault rifles in New York and has banned all people besides military personnel and police officers from purchasing body armor.
Now, the current minimum age to purchase assault weapons is 21 whereas before it was 18.
The passed bill comes after two major shootings in Buffalo, New York, and in Uvalde, Texas.
Lawmakers in New York have passed new gun laws raising the minimum age to buy assault rifles and banning bullet-proof vests for most citizens in the wake of multiple mass shootings in the US.https://t.co/aXIboOrTdv
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) June 4, 2022
It appears the New York Senate believes 18-year-olds are responsible enough to fight proxy wars but not buy guns.
The Daily Caller reported these details on the story:
New York Democrats passed a new package of gun control laws Thursday, which included banning the sale of body armor.
Senate Bill S9407B is targeted to stop individuals who are not employed in eligible professions from legally acquiring a body vest. Eligible professions include law enforcement and military personnel, according to the bill.
Other bills included measures that require a license to purchase a semi-automatic rifle that needs to be renewed every five years, as well as enhanced stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun and ammunition sales to individuals with a criminal record.
The New York State Legislature passed a broad package of gun bills that will raise the minimum age to buy a semiautomatic rifle to 21, ban most civilians from purchasing bullet-resistant body vests and revise the state’s so-called red flag laws. https://t.co/qAmOJMhbdZ
— Poli Alert ⚖️ (@polialertcom) June 3, 2022
The New York Times got the scoop too:
Democratic lawmakers in Albany plunged into the national debate on Thursday, wielding supermajorities to enact protections denied elsewhere in the wake of recent mass shootings and a conservative shift in other states and on the Supreme Court.
The State Legislature passed a broad package of gun bills that will raise the minimum age to buy a semiautomatic rifle to 21, ban most civilians from purchasing bullet-resistant body vests and revise the state’s so-called red flag laws, making New York the first state to approve legislation following shootings in Buffalo and Texas that left a total of 31 dead.
Lawmakers approved bills to broaden abortion protections and bolster voting rights, using the final hours of the 2022 legislative session to deliver the most robust response yet by a state in the face of federal gridlock.