Governor Cuomo Closes Out-of-State Gun Loophole in Recent Enacted Budget

In the FY 2021 Enacted Budget, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into legislation laws that with significantly change existing gun laws in New York. As you may know, NYS is already incredibly strict when it comes to gun laws, which is why this new law has many Second Amendment advocated up in arms. In the new legislation, individuals who have committed serious out-of-state offenses may no longer obtain a gun license in New York State. This also prohibits all those convicted of such crimes from purchasing any firearms in New York as well.

It is also worth mentioning that the newly Enacted Budget is also to include legislation demanding that all state and local law enforcement agencies in NYS participate in the ATF crime gun trace data-sharing program. Because of this, these entities are all now required to submit all guns recovered in the commission of a crime through the ATF’s eTrace system. The Enacted Budget is also set to amend the Mental Hygiene Law, which allows NYS to share reports of individuals they believe may be a danger to others or themselves with other states to prevent those individuals from obtaining gun licenses.

If you believe you are being wrongly accused of a gun crime New York State, you face very serious consequences that could cause you to spend years in jail and obtain a criminal record. Do not let this happen. If you are facing gun charges, contact Attorney Carl Spector today. Our experienced Rockland County criminal defense team is ready to help you fight those charged today.

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Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.