JAMESTOWN – In a post on Facebook, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi has pledged support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for tougher gun laws in 2019.
“For years, New York State has led the nation in strong, common sense based gun safety measures, that have met both the letter and spirit of our Second Amendment,” Teresi said.
“I’m happy to join with Governor Cuomo and leaders across our state in support of these measures, which are designed to make our neighborhoods, schools, homes, public gathering spaces, families, police officers and other first responders even safer,” Teresi posted.
Cuomo vowed passage of legislation in the first 100 days of the new legislative session to combat gun violence and make New York’s nation-leading gun laws even stronger.
Among Cuomo’s proposals is the Red Flag Bill.
Red Flag laws would allow firearms to be seized from a person showing violent behavior, or is believed to pose a severe threat of harm to himself, herself, or others. In addition, no state in the nation currently empowers its teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention, .
In addition, to Red Flag laws, Cuomo wants to ban bump stocks, which President Donald Trump has already signed into law.
“Bump stocks serve no legitimate purposes for hunters or sportsmen and only cause unpredictable and accelerated gun fire. There is no reason to allow for their continued sale in New York State,” Cuomo said in a previous statement.
Cuomo also wants to extend the background check waiting period from three days to 10 days to avoid having ineligable purchasers legally buy a firearm.
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