New York lawmakers anticipate Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill this session requiring the safe storage of all firearms in homes with a minor.
The measure is an effort to help reduce the number of accidental suicides by guns. The bill would be enforced with prison time and fines.
The state passed a law earlier this year allowing schools to ask judges to confiscate the guns of a student and their family, if they suspect the student might try to harm themselves or others.
There is bipartisan support in Connecticut for a similar gun storage bill called “Ethan’s law,” named after a Guilford teenager who accidentally shot and killed himself in January 2018.