New York Assemblymember Dan Quart (D New York City) today announced the passage of the NY Safe Act, legislation he co-sponsored, which will enact the strongest gun regulations in the country. The multiple mass shootings our country experienced last year clearly demonstrate that our current policies arent working, said the Assemblymember. Im proud that New York will be the first in the nation to respond and pass stricter regulations to protect its citizens.
This legislation enshrines the common sense regulations that New Yorkers across the state have asked for. Provisions include:
- High-capacity magazines will be limited to 7 rounds instead of 10.
- Ammunition purchases will be tracked in real time, to give law enforcement access to information about purchasers of large volumes of ammunition.
- Gun owners will be subject to stricter permitting regulations, and permits will have to be renewed every 5 years.
Assemblymember Quart reiterated his call for executive action to increase gun safety in New York. Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg are in the unique position of managing law enforcement firearm purchases and pension funds. This buying and investment power gives them an enormous amount of leverage over gun manufacturers. I expect both the Governor and the Mayor to use these powers and use the market to protect New Yorkers from further gun violence.