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NY: NY Assembly passes gun safe storage bill
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On March 4, the New York State Assembly passed a new gun safety measure, which would require guns be stored in a locked container or be outfitted with a locking device if children under 16 live in the house, or are visiting the house.
A press release from Speaker Carl Heastie says, “Under current law, safe storage of guns is only required if a person living in the household is federally prohibited from owning a gun, but not if there are children in the house. This legislation would require that, in households with children and individuals prohibited from possessing a gun by federal or state law, all guns are safely stored when not in possession of the gun owner.”
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“3) …the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.” - D.C. v. Heller (2008)
“[A] statute which, under the pretense of regulating, amounts to a destruction of the right, or which requires arms to be so borne as to render them wholly useless for the purpose of defense [is] clearly unconstitutional.”
Translation: UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Period.