New York Democrats Push Legislation Demanding Child-Proof Triggers on Guns

Democrats in the Empire State are pushing legislation that would require child-proof triggers on all guns sold in New York.

Senate Bill S3444‘s aims to halt the sale of any firearm without child-proofing one year after it’s passage.

Prohibits persons, firms or corporations engaged in the retail business of selling firearms from selling, delivering or transferring child operated firearms; defines “child operated firearm” to mean a pistol or revolver manufactured 1 year after the effective date of these provisions which does not contain a childproofing device or mechanism incorporated into the design of such pistol or revolver to effectively preclude an average 5-year-old from firing same; makes violations a class A misdemeanor.

The bill’s sponsor, Senator José M. Serrano, said the bill is vital to keep New York a true nanny state.

“There is no reason that a young child five years old should be able to have access to a weapon that he or she could fire,” Serrano said at a press conference.  “So we need to make sure that all weapons sold in the state of New York are not fireable by children this young.”

Although a much smarter idea would be to make an age-appropriate gun safety course mandatory for all children, the bill is currently in the hands of the NY Senate Codes Committee.

Keep rockin that nanny state status, New York.

Sep 21, 2021 10:30 AM ET