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Gov. Hochul warns gun traffickers ‘do not come to NY’ as she continues push for weapons ban

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday touted her latest efforts to crack down on unlawful firearms, warning gun-traffickers, “Don’t come to New York.”

During an handle at Rehoboth Open Bible Church in Brooklyn, the governor vowed to proceed to push for stricter gun-control legal guidelines whereas noting that she is utilizing state police to bust individuals who transport unlawful weapons to the Empire State.

“I will continue my fight calling for laws to ban these weapons, regulate them. But until that time, I have my state police out there watching the [state’s] borders, because [illegal weapons are] coming over,” she informed the roughly 50 parishioners on the church.

“Before it gets to our streets, we’re stopping the bad guys at the border, saying, ‘Go back home and sell your weapons of mass destruction back in Tennessee and Georgia and even Pennsylvania,’ ” she claimed. “’ Don’t come to New York, because we’re going to catch you.’ ”

Hochul introduced in her January State of the State handle that she was forming a process pressure concentrating on unlawful weapons. The group contains representatives from the NYPD, the state Attorney General’s Office, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and police in close by states.

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New York officers are working in the direction of eradicating unlawful weapons from the streets.
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The company met for the primary time in January — after two NYPD cops have been killed with a stolen firearm.

In response to this month’s bloodbath at a grocery store in Buffalo — the place Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white supremacist, allegedly killed 10 individuals — Hochul additionally unveiled a bundle of legislative measures and government orders designed to tighten state gun legal guidelines. The bundle contains growing social-media monitoring by legislation enforcement and directing state police to extra aggressively seize weapons from potential shooters beneath the state’s so-called Red Flag Law.

The day after Tuesday’s Texas faculty capturing, Hochul additionally referred to as on state lawmakers to go laws that might ban the sale of AR-15-style rifles to individuals beneath 21.

The teenage shooters in Buffalo and Texas each used such weapons, authorities have mentioned.

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Payton Gendron allegedly killed 10 individuals at Tops Friendly Market.
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Meanwhile, disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed congregants at a separate church in Brooklyn on Sunday, when he once more made a case for stricter gun laws within the wake of the mass shootings.

“Let us seize this moment, let us take our outrage and pain and channel it into a positive force,” he informed congregants on the Christian Cultural Center. “Let us demand common-sense gun control.”

“Let us make this a moment of progress, and then Buffalo and Texas will not just be two more tragedies on the list that is already too long; they will be the last two on the list.”

The speech marked Cuomo’s fourth public look since resigning beneath menace of impeachment in August after a number of girls made sexual-harassment allegations in opposition to him.

Last week, the 64-year-old Democrat spoke to congregants at a church in Buffalo, the place he mentioned he was “sickened” by the May 14 racism-fueled bloodbath at a Tops Friendly Market.

The scandal-scarred former longtime politician first re-emerged within the public highlight in March, when he went to a Brooklyn church to preach that “cancel culture” had gone too far, and “political sharks” prompted him to want to step down. Fewer than two weeks later, he popped up in The Bronx, the place he indicated he’s open to making a political comeback.

While Cuomo additionally has launched a number of campaign-style TV ads, it was revealed in April that he opted not to run within the Democratic gubernatorial major in opposition to Hochul.

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Hochul had shaped a process pressure concentrating on unlawful weapons.
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If he desires to run for governor as an unbiased candidate, he’s working out of time; Cuomo would want to ship 45,000 petition signatures by the Tuesday deadline.

When requested Sunday about if he’ll make a comeback, Cuomo side-stepped the question. 

“Today is not about politics; today is about focusing on this issue,” he informed a group of reporters after his church handle.  

“I’m speaking as a New Yorker, I’m speaking as an American,” he added. “I don’t have to worry about political correctness, this is the truth.” 

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