Queens, NY, January 15, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), released the following statement on the gun control bill package just passed in Albany:
When considering the gun bill, I weighed the need to address the critical issue of improving the safety of our people, while protecting the principle of the Second Amendment. Also considered were the views of many constituents, who voiced their opinion on the issue of gun control and the proposed legislation. Even though the one gun bill possessed many parts, and I didn't agree with all the individual parts, the vast majority of the bill did warrant my support and does create a safer state for our people. By passing this bill, our state has taken huge steps in addressing the need to ban assault weapons, in considering the mental capability of those owning guns, in curtailing illegal gun sales, and in improving safety in our schools.
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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