Cuomo signs bill preventing school districts from arming teachers

Cuomo signs bill preventing school districts from arming teachers Photo: MGN Online.

July 31, 2019 10:14 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two more gun-control bills into law Wednesday.

The governor signed legislation preventing school districts in New York state from arming teachers. Any person who is not primarily employed as a school resource officer, law enforcement officer or security guard will not be allowed to carry a firearm on school grounds.

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Cuomo also directed state police to establish regulations for the safe removal of illegal, unsecured, abandoned or unwanted firearms. 

"The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this country has never been and never will be more guns, and today we're expanding New York's nation-leading gun safety laws to further protect our children," Cuomo said. "These measures will help slow the proliferation of guns by keeping unneeded firearms out of school zones and helping to ensure unwanted or illegal guns don't fall into dangerous hands." 

Earlier this week, Cuomo passed legislation that extends the background check waiting period, bans bump stocks and undetectable guns, and expands firearm safe storage laws.


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