Amends the definition of a "disguised gun" to include a weapon or device capable of being concealed on a person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive which is designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A6522
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to redefining the term
"disguised gun" to include any rifle, pistol, shotgun or machine-gun
resembling a toy gun and prohibiting the possession, manufacture or
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Amends the definition of disguised gun to include certain guns that are
designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: amends subdivision 20 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as
added by chapter 378 of the laws of 1998.
Section 2: amends section 265.10 of the penal law by adding a new subdi-
Section 3: sets the effective date.
Guns that are disguised to appear to be toy guns pose a real threat to
the citizenry of this state. While the current number of reported cases
of such guns are not numerous, such cases are becoming more commonplace
and can be expected to continue increasing in the future. Banning such
guns is a logical extension of the ban on disguised guns.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2019-2020: A.6947 - referred to codes
2017-2018: A.3606 - referred to codes
2015-2016: A.3413 - referred to codes
2013-2014: A.3485 - referred to codes
2011-2012: A.1014 - referred to codes
2009-2010: A.5078-A - passed the Assembly
2007-2008: A.2868 - passed the Assembly
2005-2006: A.895-A - passed the Assembly
2003-2004: A.100 - passed the Assembly
2001-2002: A.833 - passed the Assembly
1999-2000: A.8234 - passed the Assembly
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.