State Senator Adriano Espaillat Lauds Gov. Cuomo for swift passage of NY SAFE Act
New York's new gun control measures passed by the legislature - the first state in the nation to take up such action following an onslaught of recent tragedies - helps pave the way for the toughest gun regulations in the country
(New York, NY) - "I strongly commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in enabling the passage of these strong measures through the legislature, and I am proud to have cast my vote in support of their passage.
"Today's measures take on a wide range of important issues, including a renewed and broadened ban on assault weapons; limit on the capacity of magazines to seven bullets from ten; creates a statewide registry of permit owners; requires universal background checks on those purchasing ammunition; requires re-certification of gun permits every five years; increases penalties on those convicted of gun crimes; as well addresses vital mental health services. These new measures will go a very long way towards making our streets safer here in New York.
"I congratulate my colleagues and Gov. Cuomo on this accomplishment and look forward to a successful legislative session ahead where we advance the cause of all New Yorkers."
- State Senator Adriano Espaillat