Law To Keep Guns Away From Dangerous Individuals

Law To Keep Guns Away From Dangerous Individuals

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday an extreme risk protection order law that would prevent individuals determined by a court to be likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to themselves or others from purchasing, possessing, or attempting to purchase or possess any type of firearm, including hand guns, rifles, or shotguns. Building on New York’s already strongest in the nation gun laws, this legislation, which builds on prior legislative efforts, would make New York the first state in the nation to empower its teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention. "While the conservative leadership in Washington remains immobilized by the NRA, in New York we refuse to be intimidated by the gun lobby and will continue to take action to protect the people of our state," Cuomo said. "Across the nation, students and communities are taking to the streets to demand change, and we are once again picking up the mantle of leadership from Washington with common sense measures to target the roots of school shootings, and prevent gun violence, tragedies and heartbreak." The Governor was joined by Randi Weingarten, AFT President, Andy Pallotta, NYSUT President, Michael Mulgrew, UFT President, Rebecca Fischer, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Executive Director, Aalayah Eastmond, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and representatives from March For Our Lives and Moms Demand Action to announce this landmark reform. This announcement is part of Gun Violence Awareness Month. "By expanding background checks and extreme risk […]

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