New York Governor Hochul Signs Gun Control Legislation

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a raft of gun-related legislation at an event in the Bronx on Monday, June 6, just over three weeks after the racist killing of 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket.

Hochul signed a total of 10 bills on Monday, including measures that raise the minimum age for the purchase of semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21, and expand licensing requirements for the weapons.

An 18-year-old white supremacist is accused by authorities of killing 10 black people when he opened fire at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo on May 14. Police say the suspect used a Bushmaster XM-15 semiautomatic rifle, which he was able to purchase legally prior to the massacre.

The Buffalo attack was followed 10 days later by the murder of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The accused shooter in Uvalde also used an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle, which he purchased shortly after turning 18. Credit: Governor Kathy Hochul via Storyful

Video transcript

- Anybody here?

- Please remain seated during the bill signing ceremony. Thank you.

- We've all 10 bills right here.

- Just go right there.

- Yeah, might have to do a little something like this.

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Training for this? Bills are signed.

[APPLAUSE]

All right. I'm going to give this to you first.

- Thank you.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Thank you, Governor.

- [INAUDIBLE]

[INAUDIBLE]

- Thank you.

- Mr. Speaker, thank you for all you did. Here you go. Thank you, everybody.

- Thank you, Governor.

- Thank you.

[APPLAUSE]

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