Senator Addabbo’s Statement on Recent Gun Violence

Queens, NY, August 6, 2012 -- Yesterday’s tragic shooting in Wisconsin reminds us again that illegal and criminal gun violence poses a serious threat to communities across the country, and cannot be tolerated.  When innocent people going about their daily lives, such as going to the movies, playing in a park or praying at a religious site, are fatal victims to brutal crimes, action must be taken.   

As a State Senator, I feel it is my duty to advocate against gun violence and to ensure that our law enforcement agencies are given the resources they need to keep our communities safe.  We must examine all legislative means necessary to address this issue. Our focus should always be on preventing future acts of violence, not merely reacting to the latest senseless act.  

My prayers are with the families of the recent victims.  Let us move forward with renewed purpose in ending senseless gun violence.   

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Judy Close, Press Secretary
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
15th Senate District - Satellite Office
66-85  73rd Place
Middle Village, NY   11379
Ph:  718-497-1630