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Jan. 29, 2019 -- “It’s a good day. Finally, New York State has added new common sense gun safety laws to help keep our residents safe. In passing the Red Flag Law, the State Legislature has created extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) to take guns out of the hands of individuals in crisis who may be at risk of harming themselves and others. This is now an important key for family members, educators, law enforcement and prosecutors to help prevent what might be a personal or mass tragedy. ERPO will help us prevent suicide, potentially fatal acts of domestic violence, and well as deadly attacks on schools, places of worship or other public places. We commend the NYS Legislature for enacting this law, giving all of us another legal instrument to prevent horrific acts of violence.”

 

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