Saturday, January 16, 2016

Mandatory Gun Lock Law Starts in Albany, NY

The capital of New York State has joined other cities in restricting the ability for gun owners to store them in their own home. A law has come into effect passed by the City Council requiring all guns to be locked in safes or using a gun lock at home. The police is handing out free locks, but stiff penalties are planned for anyone that does not comply.

The Albany Times Union reported on the new law.

First offenses will be violations carrying a fine of $250 or up to 15 days in jail so long as no one is injured or killed. A second offense — or first that causes injury or death — will be a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and year in jail

Furthermore the gun owner is liable for the full criminal responsibility of any crimes committed by the weapons if stolen.

There is a similar effort to pass a similar law statewide that has been stalled for three years.

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