New York lawmakers are pushing legislation that would prevent teachers from carrying guns.


New York Democrats Look To Prevent Educators From Carrying Guns

March 05, 2018 - 11:02 am

ALBANY, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- It's been nearly three weeks since the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and enthusiasm in Congress to do something seems to be fading.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber will focus on a banking bill this week.

President Trump has given mixed signals about what he'd like to see and without his leadership it doesn't look like meaningful gun legislation will move forward.

In Florida, the need for the state legislature to do something seems more urgent, but time is running out. The current legislative session ends this week.

In New York, Democrats are going a different way than in Florida. They want to block the idea of arming teachers. Such a proposal was to be introduced in Albany on Monday.

Current New York law allows guns in schools, only with permission from the educational institutions. The new bill would prevent all but security personnel from carrying guns on school grounds. To pass, Kaminsky's bill will likely need help from Democrats in the Independent Democratic Conference who typically caucus with Republicans.