ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gun rights advocates in New York say President Donald Trump's move to potentially ban bump stock devices on guns will likely, for now, have a limited effect.
"Until there's a definitive description of what's going on, it's going to be hard to say," said Tom King, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Supporters of gun control in the state Legislature say that even with Trump's push, New York still needs to act.
"I think we will need to, because what I worry is the Trump administration will look to do this through executive order. An executive order is only good until a new president decides to withdraw that," said Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, D-Albany.
In New York, it's already illegal to attach a device like a bump stock to a gun that makes it mimic automatic fire, but lawmakers say there's a loophole: It's still legal to possess or sell a bump stock. Gun control advocates want to go further than the ban, saying other issues must be addressed.
"It must be tied to a whole host of other gun measures including stronger background checks, including an outright ban on assault weapons," Fahy said.
Supporters of gun rights like King argue that won't solve the problem of mass shootings and gun violence in schools.
"It doesn't matter because the problem is not going to go away by taking bump stocks away, by taking assault weapons away. The problem is the schools are soft targets," King said.
King says schools need protection and one solution may be to have armed guards, like police officers, stationed there.
"If you really want to protect the kids, protect the kids. Put some type of armed professional in the school."
There are several bills in the Legislature that would put armed cops in schools, but Fahy says such a move would create chaos in schools.
"My youngest just finished high school. The last thing I want is more armed personnel in there with students. It's just no answer at all."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in December proposed one of his first gun control measures since the SAFE Act passed in 2013, a bill that would take guns away from those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.