Attorney General James joins coalition to ensure states can protect their residents from gun violence

Attorney General James joins coalition to ensure states can protect their residents from gun violence

FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. During a Tuesday, Sept. 29 media conference call on an initiative, dubbed “Operation Corrupt Collector,” James offered frank advice to older people who are often seen as easy marks for dubious debt collectors. “Senior citizens, as I always say, they’ve earned the right to hang up and to be rude,” James said. “Most seniors are not rude, but when it comes to individuals engaging in illegal conduct, they should hang up and report the collector to the FTC immediately.” (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) NEW YORK (NEWS10) – New York Attorney General Letitia James, in coordination with 18 other attorneys general, is fighting to ensure states have the right to protect their residents from gun violence. In an amicus brief supporting the defendants in Jones v. Becerra , Attorney General James argued in defense of two recent changes to California’s penal code that restricts the sale of long guns and semi-automatic centerfire rifles to people under 21. The coalition also argues that states have the right to impose reasonable firearm regulations that protect public safety and reduce gun violence. “Gun violence in America remains a serious threat to us all, whether we live in New York, California, or any other state,” said Attorney General James. “States have every right to take the necessary steps to protect their residents from gun violence, which is why we […]

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