New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation that bans any school employee "who is not primarily employed as a school resource officer, law enforcement officer or security guard" from carrying a gun on school grounds.
The idea of arming teachers was first broached after 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida in February of 2018.
Cuomo, who was quoted in the New York Post said, "The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this country has never been and never will be more guns, and today we're expanding New York's nation-leading gun safety laws to further protect our children."
The law, which goes into effect immediately, also allows any and all illegal, unsecured, abandoned or unwanted guns to be turned in via "buyback' programs run by the State Police.
These bills and other gun safety measures were voted on and passed by lawmakers in January.
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