Statement From Senator Sean Ryan On Governor Hochul’s Response To Buffalo Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM SENATOR RYAN - 5/18/22

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR SEAN RYAN ON GOVERNOR HOCHUL’S RESPONSE TO BUFFALO SHOOTING

ALBANY Today, May 18, 2022, New York State Senator Sean Ryan released the following statement regarding the actions Governor Kathy Hochul has announced in response to the mass shooting on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo:

“As the Buffalo community continues to mourn, I thank Governor Hochul and Attorney General James for taking action today to address gun violence, confront white supremacist ideology, and investigate the social media companies that far too often fuel domestic terrorism in communities across our nation. I strongly support strengthening New York’s Red Flag Law to keep weapons out of the hands of potentially dangerous individuals, and establishing new units to investigate and curb threats of domestic terrorism and radical extremism. In the wake of the tragedy in Buffalo, we know there are steps we can take to reevaluate our laws and address the gun violence and hatred that pervades our society. In the closing days of the legislative session, I strongly support the Senate and Assembly taking action to improve safety and make it easier for law enforcement to investigate gun crimes. We must meet this moment to ensure lasting change and make New York a safer place, especially for the communities of color who are often the target of hate and violence.”

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