New York Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Children From Attending Gun Shows

January 27 2015
by GSL Staff
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Here is yet another example of the anti-gun “long-con” for eventual gun control. While anti-gun lawmakers in many states as well as at the federal level are being kept in check fairly well right now, they are banking on change for the next generation.

In addition to ridiculous zero tolerance policies on anything even remotely resembling a firearm in schools, lawmakers apparently want to try to restrict children’s exposure to firearms as well.

New York Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal has introduced a bill that would ban gun shows from admitting anyone younger than 12 years of age.

Here is a memo explaining her justification:

As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children. Within New York State and other areas of jurisdiction, we have myriad regulations that seek to protect minors from exposure to certain potentially dangerous situations and influences. For example, a minor is restricted from watching films or playing certain video games that portray deadly weaponry and gunplay.

Currently, however, minors of any age may gain unfettered access to a gun show.

As our State continues to look for solutions to violence involving guns, we must begin by limiting the exposure of young children to these weapons and their capabilities.

The bill, A967-2015, has been referred to committee.

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