New York State takes "strong action" after Buffalo and Ulvalde killings

Minimum age (21) for buying a semi-automatic rifle, high-capacity magazine limitation: After the racist killing in Buffalo and the massacre at a school in Texas, New York State on Monday took a series of restrict access to firearms.

“Gun violence is an epidemic that is tearing our country apart. Thoughts and prayers will not solve the problem, but strong action will do so, ”Kathy Hochul, the Democratic governor of the fourth most populous state in the United States (nearly 20 million people), said on Monday. finds the city of Buffalo. She was speaking on Monday after enacting several laws passed last week by the local parliament.

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The New York State legislation also provides that buyers of an assault rifle must have a license, which means checking their background. Other measures include a ban on buying or selling bulletproof vests (as worn by the Buffalo shooter), except for certain occupations such as policing, an extension of the professions that may trigger a “red flag” procedure. By reporting to justice a person at risk for confiscating his weapon.

New York State already has one of the strictest firearms laws in the country and was ranked among the five states with the lowest gun mortality in 2020, according to a recent study. from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions.

Echoing Joe Biden’s call

The two perpetrators of the Buffalo killings (10 African-American deaths in a supermarket on May 14) and the Ugalde Elementary School in Texas (19 children and two teachers killed) were 18 years old and carrying a semi-automatic rifle . Behind these two dramas that shocked the country, the shootings are daily in the United States, as are those in Philadelphia (three dead) and Chattanooga (Tennessee, three dead) this weekend.

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US President Joe Biden also called last week to ban the sale of semi-automatic assault rifles nationwide, as was the case from 1994 to 2004, or failing to raise the minimum age for buying 18- to 21-year-olds, but negotiations have so far not resulted in an agreement between Democrats and Republicans.

According to the Giffords Law Center, only six U.S. states applied a 21-year age limit to buying a semi-automatic rifle before New York.

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