Posted June 14, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Chris Eger

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been touring the Empire State by school bus with gun control advocates in tow to garner support for a gun seizure bill facing an uphill battle in the state Senate. Republicans characterize it as a stunt as Cuomo runs for reelection. (Photo: Cuomo’s office)
Lawmakers in New York’s Democrat-heavy Assembly on Wednesday approved a gun seizure bill that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is crisscrossing the state to support on a road tour.
The measure, A.11148, would establish extreme risk protection orders in New York that could be used to temporarily seize, for a period of up to a year, the firearms and gun licenses of someone thought to be a danger to themselves or others. The bill passed the Assembly and was forwarded to the Republican-controlled state Senate where similar legislation failed to make the cut by a narrow margin earlier this year.
“Establishing extreme risk protection orders is a critical step towards preventing needless gun tragedies that have become far too common,” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a statement. “Family and other household members are often the first to know when someone is experiencing a crisis or exhibiting dangerous behavior.”
One of the biggest cheerleaders for the measure is


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