Jacobson cheers passage of bill to ban “ghost guns”

The Assembly approved a bill on Monday that prohibits making, selling or possessing plastic guns to prevent the proliferation of firearms that can be made with 3-D printing technology and can evade metal detectors.

The proposal had been approved the previous week by the Senate and now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

“They’re called ‘ghost’ guns because they are invisible to metal detectors,” Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson, a City of Newburgh Democrat who co-sponsored the bill, said in a statement after the vote. “It’s just common sense to prohibit people to own guns which can easily be smuggled into school or planes.”

The passage of the 3-D gun bill follows the enactment of a slew of other gun control measures in Albany this year, including one that allows courts to issue an “extreme risk protection order” to remove guns from someone determined to be a threat to themselves or others.

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