Statement From John Feinblatt, President Of Everytown For Gun Safety, On Indictment Of Brooklyn Gun Trafficking Ring By New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
“Today’s announcement is another reminder that the safety of all Americans is at the mercy of jurisdictions with lax gun laws. Florida and other states with background check loopholes are the favorite point of purchase for dangerous criminals trying to circumvent stronger gun regulations in places like New York. We need to close these loopholes, and that is why we are taking the fight for common-sense gun laws directly to voters in states across the country because Americans shouldn’t be put at risk by the failings of legislators in DC or Tallahassee.”
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