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NEW YORK – The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following response after Governor Cuomo signed into law S2374 and S2448, two gun violence prevention bills.
“This has been a landmark year for gun violence prevention in New York,” said June Rubin, volunteer with the New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “By signing these bills, Governor Cuomo has reinforced his commitment to keeping New Yorkers safe from gun violence.”
S2374 establishes an extension of time of up to 30 calendar days to allow for the completion of a criminal background check before any gun is sold. This bill would close what’s commonly known as the Charleston Loophole. S2448 prohibits the possession, manufacture, transport and sale of rapid-fire modification devices, including bump stocks, that allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic the firing rates of machine guns.
Governor Cuomo signed these landmark bills just months after signing a Red Flag bill that empowers families and law enforcement officers to petition a court to temporarily restrict a person’s access to firearms when they pose a significant risk of harming themselves or others. These orders help prevent mass shootings and firearm suicides by empowering those who recognize signs of danger to intervene before warning signs escalate into gun violence tragedies.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs