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What have New York lawmakers done to prevent gun violence this year?

State legislators, along with Gov. Kathy Hochul, have responded to mass shootings and the proliferation of illegal guns by introducing a variety of gun control policies and proposals.

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SCOTUS could soon overturn New York’s gun law. Here how the state could respond.

The Supreme Court has New York’s gun license law in its crosshairs, and some legal experts said a rash of mass shootings isn’t likely to sway the conservative majority.

New York State

Hochul proposes raising age to purchase AR-15 rifle to 21

Both in Texas and Buffalo, 18-year-old men legally purchased these semiautomatic rifles before their attacks.

New York State

U.S. Supreme Court likely to overturn NY gun law

Trump appointees threaten strict licensing requirements for carrying firearms.

Zellnor Myrie

State Sen. Zellnor Myrie takes on the rise in gun violence

The Brooklyn lawmaker wants to hold gun manufacturers accountable with a proposed change to the state’s criminal nuisance law.

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What does SCOTUS’ Second Amendment case mean for New York?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s dismissal of a gun rights case in New York City is not the end of the fight.

gun control

Why New York has such a low rate of gun death

New York’s famously tough gun laws play a role in curbing both homicides and suicides, but there are other factors at play.

gun control

The high stakes of NYC’s U.S. Supreme Court gun control case

The decision could signal how a more conservative court will interpret the Second Amendment.

New York State Senate

Gun control bill targeting ‘extreme risks’ advances in state Senate

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh forced a vote on S1733a at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The bill would allow judges to issue temporary orders prohibiting someone from buying or possessing a gun.

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Simcha Felder

Armed school officers could turn the state Senate blue

The fate of state Sen. Simcha Felder's bill arming guards in schools could impact which party he caucuses with.

Andrew Cuomo

A guide to New York’s gun regulations

New York has a number of restrictions on purchasing guns, and they were tightened with the 2013 SAFE Act.