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New York legislature passes more gun restriction laws

Governing.com reports:

The New York state Senate extended the background check provision for purchasing a firearm to up to 30 days — at the moment, if background checks are not returned in three days the person is automatically allowed to purchase the firearm.

Other provisions further banned bump stocks, authorized a statewide gun buy-back program, and extended required mental health checks to include databases outside the state, if the person is a resident of New York but lives outside the state. All of them passed the Senate, the last almost unanimously — 62-1.

The other provision that inspired the most debate was a ban on non-law enforcement officials possessing firearms in schools, mainly designed to stop school districts from authorizing teachers to carry weapons.

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