Chris Eger from Guns.com reported,
A New York Senate committee Tuesday snuffed out proposals to ban .50 caliber rifles and force gun owners to lock up their guns at home.
The Republican-controlled Senate Codes Committee defeated the bills by a 9-7 vote without comment.
Senate Bill 2050, the measure to ban .50 caliber firearms introduced by Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Brooklyn, would have prohibited all firearms of that caliber and higher while directing the state police to conduct a buyback of any currently in New York. The only exemptions would be for muzzle-loaders and certain antiques….
….Senate Bill 2491 aimed to criminalize gun owners who failed to store their firearms in accordance with the measure’s guidelines. Introduced by Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, her bill, like the ban on .50 cals, cited safety concerns.
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