New York acted. Will Washington?
New York recently strengthened its gun laws. Washington should follow its lead.
I'm writing to share important news: Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo signed six new gun safety laws that NYAGV advocated for over many years. We're grateful to Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature for having the leadership and courage to take action and save lives.
Washington needs to follow New York's lead.
Our state is a leader in strong gun laws--and that's why we have one of the lowest rates of gun deaths in the country. The laws recently enacted include a child access prevention law to prevent unintentional shootings, teen suicides, school shootings, and gun thefts; an extension of the time period allowed for background checks; and bans on bump stocks and 3-D printed guns. (More details on the new laws below!)
And already on the books, our state bans assault weapons and high-capacity magazines--measures that if enacted on the federal level, would have helped prevent many of the mass shootings we've witnessed over the last few days, weeks, and years across the country.
Mass shootings are a tragedy--as is the daily gun violence that affects underserved communities and doesn't always make the news. Guns continue to be trafficked into New York's communities from weak-gun-law states--targeting our marginalized communities of color.
To reduce gun crimes in New York and across the country, we need federal gun laws that strengthen background checks, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and remove guns from those who are a danger to themselves or others.
Washington must take action to protect all Americans. Please demand it today!
New York State laws recently enacted:
Click here for further details on these new laws.
Click here for information on NYAGV's new summer youth education programs to reduce gun violence.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Posted by Chuck Bell at 5:04 PM