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Cuomo Kicks Off Bus Tour To Pass "Red Flag" Gun Protection Bill

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On Monday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  kicked off a statewide campaign to pass the Red Flag Gun Protection Bill, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill, advanced by the Governor last week. The bus tour stopped at Plainview - Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, bringing together local elected officials, school staff, and students in support of the bill. In addition, Long Island leaders endorsed the bill, which would prevent individuals determined by a court to have the potential to cause themselves or others serious harm from purchasing, possessing, or attempting to purchase or possess any type of firearm, including hand guns, rifles, or shotguns. This legislation builds on New York's strongest in the nation gun laws and prior legislative efforts, and, if passed, would make New York the first in the United States to empower its teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention.

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"New York will not stand by and wait for Washington to take action against the gun violence and school shootings that have become all too common in this country," Governor Cuomo said."Parents should not have to fear sending their children to school every day and teachers should not have to wonder if they will return home from work. Together, we can and will pass this common sense gun legislation and we will continue to fight to ensure gun violence has no place in this great state."

"If a fellow colleague or student poses a demonstrable threat or danger to others, we should not enable them to own a gun," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "With this legislation, we're continuing our push for common sense gun measures by providing teachers and administrators with a right to report and possibly prevent a terrible tragedy. Gun violence has had an enormous toll on our communities, and New York is leading the nation in an effort to protect our students and save lives."

The following Long Island leaders endorsed the Extreme Risk Protection Order:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez

Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay

Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory

Nassau County Legislator Arnie Drucker

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen

Superintendent Lorna Lewis, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School

Under current state law, firearms may be removed from a person subject to a temporary order of protection issued by a criminal or family court, but a court can only issue a temporary order of protection in connection with a criminal or family offense proceeding. No law currently exists in New York State that enables a court to issue an order to temporarily seize firearms from a person who is believed to pose a severe threat of harm to himself, herself, or others unless that person has also been accused of a crime or family offense.

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Chris    342

Guess what parts of the state he won't be trying to sell this crap in?

We're frogs in a pot of water folks, and he's turning up the heat. 

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Hal    96

Keep your Facist crap downstate Cowmoo , they love being led like sheep ! Talk about government over reach ... 

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