Thursday, May 26, 2022

NY And Gun Control Issues

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), wants to raise the Legal age to buy Guns to 21, after 18-year-old Shooters in both Buffalo and Texas used semi-automatic weapons to carry out deadly Mass Shootings.

Hochul said that “at minimum” she will seek to Ban people under 21, from buying AR-15 style rifles, the weapons used in both Tragedies, hoping to get it through the Legislature before its Session ends next week.

The proposed Age Restriction comes on top of a package of Gun plans she unveiled last week, after the Buffalo supermarket shooting, including a tightening of the State’s Red Flag Law. "That person's not old enough to buy a legal drink," Hochul said. “I don't want 18-year-olds to have guns. At least not in the state of New York."

State Police will be conducting daily Check-Ins at Schools throughout the remaining weeks of the School year, she said. Hochul also said she's prepared to call a Special Session, if the Supreme Court strikes down a Law sharply limiting who can carry Guns in Public, as seems likely.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) took a somewhat different tack, focusing on the Role of Parents as he released Statistics showing that 20 Guns have been found at City Schools this academic year, a 300% increase from last year.

He urged Parents to talk to their Kids about Guns, calling it a “missing piece” of the Solution that has been ignored.

"This is not saying parents are responsible for the crimes we’re seeing," Adams said. "Just the opposite. These guns are being placed in the hands of their babies because of people who are dangerous to our city. We want to arm them with tools and ways to identify this problem.”

Adams recalled a 2011 video that resurfaced during his Mayoral Campaign where he demonstrated how Parents could search their kids’ rooms for Guns and Drugs, for which he said “I was mocked over and over again.”

He said he plans to Release a New version of the video, Updated to focus on monitoring Kids’ Social Media accounts.

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