ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation criminalizing the manufacture, sale, transport and possession of firearms that are undetectable by a metal detector, including 3D-printed guns.
The new legislation also expands on laws requiring firearms to remain safely stored when accessible by children. Gun owners are now required to safely store their weapons away from children under the age of sixteen.
"3D guns and improperly stored firearms pose an enormous risk to our children and today we're addressing both dangers head-on to keep our families safe," Governor Cuomo said. "These measures continue New York's legacy of enacting the strongest gun laws in the nation by helping keep firearms out of the hands of children and by acknowledging and addressing technological advancements like 3D printed guns."
This past February, the governor signed the Red Flag Bill into law. The bill prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from buying guns. According to Cuomo, the Red Flag Bill provides all necessary procedural safeguards to ensure that no firearm is removed without due process.