NY Legislature passes bill to take guns away from mentally ill

Originally published in Newsday on January 29, 2019.

“If thousands of people were dying year after year after year of some disease, we would spare absolutely no cost until we found a cure,” said State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Mount Vernon). “But for gun violence we are told there really is no solution . . . That the right to own guns is more important than the right to live. That, to me, is truly insane.”