WE ARE AT WAR WITH THE GUN GRABBING LIBERAL COMMIES! III%
Gov. Cuomo ratcheted up pressure on Republicans who tenuously control the state Senate to pass a “red flag” bill that would allow teachers, relatives and law enforcement to seek court orders removing guns from people they view as dangerous.
Cuomo traveled on school buses Monday to Long Island and The Bronx to draw attention to the legislation, warning that GOP state senators who oppose his measure could be voted out, NY Post reports.
The bill would give legal standing to teachers, school administrators and parents to ask a judge to evaluate a child they believe is a threat to themselves or others. A judge would then be allowed to order the confiscation of firearms in the child’s home, WHEC Local 10 reported.
“I applaud Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly member Jo Anne Simon and their Assembly colleagues for standing with students, parents and teachers in this state and taking action to keep our schools safe. The red flag gun protection bill, also commonly referred to as the extreme risk protection order bill, is a common-sense but urgent measure to protect our communities from the threat of senseless gun violence.
The scourge of gun violence has shaken this nation to its core, and yet the federal government in Washington, beholden to its NRA masters, has failed to take action. If the federal government won’t act, then New York will lead. We passed the nation’s strongest gun safety laws in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and today we are taking another step forward to keep New Yorkers safe.
I call on the State Senate to pass this bill without delay. Republican members of the Assembly put children above the NRA—all we need is one to show that kind of backbone in the Senate. It’s time for the Republicans in Albany to put politics aside and listen to their constituents who are saying ‘enough is enough.’ The cost of inaction is simply too high.” ~ Gov. Cuomo
The NRA came out this week against Cuomo’s bill, urging members to contact lawmakers in the closely divided Senate and push for its defeat.
Cuomo’s legislation would allow school officials and family members to seek a court order blocking someone from purchasing or possessing firearms in New York if they pose an “extreme risk” to themselves or others, WGRZ reported.
“This bill is nothing more than anti-gun Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing his extreme political agenda and continuing to wage war on law-abiding New York gun owners,” ~ NRA
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.