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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON THE NEED FOR SMART FEDERAL GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

NY SAFE Act Kept Guns Out of the Hands of 75,000 Dangerously Mentally Ill People

 “In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, New Yorkers from both parties agreed that inaction was not an option. Seizing the moment, we passed with bipartisan support the toughest gun safety legislation in the nation to keep our children and our communities safe.

 “The SAFE Act has made our communities more secure, including by banning assault weapons like AR-15s and preventing people who are a risk to themselves or to others from purchasing a gun.

As of December 2017, 75,000 people deemed to be dangerously mentally ill by a licensed mental health professional have been added to a database to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

 “The horrific shooting at a school in Florida once again has this nation asking how Congress can in good conscience continue to turn a blind eye to the dangers of gun violence. It’s time this nation followed New York’s lead and passed smart gun safety legislation that keeps guns away from those who will use them for evil. Too many children have died because of Washington’s failure to act.”

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