ALBANY, N.Y.—New York lawmakers said they would increase the minimum age to buy a semiautomatic rifle to 21 years old from 18 under legislation to tighten gun laws following mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas.
Under the package of legislation, the state also will ban the purchase of bullet-resistant vests by civilians and require that pistols be enabled with microstamping technology, which places a forensic mark on any shell casing fired by a particular gun.
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