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Cuomo signs ghost gun ban

Jul 31, 2019 1:30 pm
Denis Slattery is reporting for the Daily News making, selling, transporting or possessing a 3-D printed gun or any other undetectable firearm in New York is now illegal. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a measure July 30, making so-called ghost guns a thing of the past. The new law bans all firearms with components that cannot be viewed using typical security screening technology such as X-rays and metal detectors. The weapons are considered especially dangerous because they can be made at home and bear no serial numbers, thereby allowing users to bypass background checks and licensing laws. “Undetectable guns have no legitimate purpose," said the bill's sponsor, Assembly Democrat Thomas Abinanti from Westchester. "This is another commonsense step that the Legislature and governor [took] to deter gun violence and make New York safer for everyone.” The ghost gun ban was signed one day after Cuomo signed legislation extending the background check waiting period and banning bump stocks statewide. Read the full story in the Daily News.