Six years after the state passed the controversial SAFE Act, a new round of gun control bills — equally as controversial — are a signature away from becoming law.
Both chambers of the Democratic-led state Legislature passed a series of gun reforms Tuesday.
They include banning bump stocks, barring school districts from letting teachers be armed and creating a municipal gun buy-back program.
The bills also extend the waiting period from three days to 30 for a background check to clear before a gun can be purchased.
And the red flag element, which allows people to seek a court order to ban dangerous people from having guns.
"Let's be clear, we absolutely respect he second amendment, but it doesn't mean that we should allow dangerous people to have firearms,” said Andrea Stewart-Cousins, (D) NYS Senate majority leader.
"It's long pastime for Washington to act. But until they do, we continue fighting to ensure that New York has the strongest and smartest possible laws to keep us safe in our community,” said Carl Heastie, (D) NYS Assembly speaker.
Many Republican lawmakers, like Assemblyman Andy Goodell from Chautauqua County, expressed opposition to some of the bills.
Legislation now goes on to the governor's desk for his signature.