Feb. 25, 2019 -- “We are very happy the Red Flag Law is now available to safeguard New Yorkers who are a risk of using guns to hurt themselves or others. It will help us make Westchester safer and more secure. Families, community members, school personnel and law enforcement can now make a case for the courts to imposed Extreme Risk Protection Orders, to remove weapons temporarily from a person in crisis. As District Attorney, I joined other DA’s and lawmakers in calling for its passage. It is an important tool in preventing situations of mass violence in schools, workplaces, houses of worship or public spaces, and in our homes where suicide and domestic violence become deadly when a gun is involved. Once again, we thank Gov. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and NYS Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie for making sure this bill became law. We also thank our lawmakers and advocates, many whose families have been victims of gun violence, for making their voices heard.” Note: The law goes into effect 180 days from signing.

group of people at Red Flag signing

Among the group seen here from Westchester:
DA Scarpino, Mayor Roach of White Plains, Mayor Spano of Yonkers,
Mayor Rainey of Peekskill with Gov. Cuomo, Rep. Pelosi (seated) and Lt. Gov. Hochul.

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