NY Assembly Passes Gun Bill
Openly gay Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell cheers via press release:
We as a community are still reeling from our overwhelming losses in Webster, NY and Newtown, CT. Even one injury or death from gun-related violence is too many, and last year our country felt the shock and grief these events bring all too frequently. Passing today’s legislation was the least my colleagues and I could do to honor the memory of those lost in 2012, and I am proud that we came together to do so.
I want to thank Governor Cuomo for including in the SAFE Act elements of a bill of mine I have long championed. This section of the bill will require that gun licenses be revoked and/or suspended from individuals subject to an order of protection. With this new safeguard and many other common-sense changes to gun safety laws, our government has proven the strength of its commitment to the security and well-being of all its citizens.