Feb 282019
 
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VID’s Gun Reform Committee joined families, gun prevention advocates, and legislators for the signing of the NYS Red Flag Gun Law.

Congratulations to all who fought for it. This is a huge win!

February 25, 2019—New York City– Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, today fulfilled his promise to sign the Red Flag Bill, a key component of his 2019 Justice Agenda, within the first 100 days of the new legislative session. The Red Flag Bill, also known as the extreme risk protection order bill, prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm. This legislation builds on New York’s strongest in the nation gun laws and makes New York the first in the United States to empower its teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Debra Sherman and Allison Stowell co-chair VID’s Gun Reform Committee, whose next meeting is on Tuesday, March 5th from 7-8:30PM at the VID Clubhouse, 26 Perry St.

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