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Assembly Passes Gun Safety Bill

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In the final push before the end of New York's legislative session, the state Assembly has passed a piece of gun control legislation named after a boy killed in Saratoga County.

"Nicholas's Law" is named after Nicholas Naumkin - a 12-year-old who died in 2010 after being accidentally shot by a friend. The two boys were handling the friend's father's handgun.

The bill passed by the Assembly Tuesday night would require gun owners to store firearms in a locking container.

Oksana Naumkin, Nicholas' mother, said in a statement she "will continue to fight for Nicholas’s Law until it is the law of the State of New York.”

A Senate version of the bill was introduced last week.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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