Assemblyman David Buchwald Supports Common Sense Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Gun Violence

March 14, 2018

As high school students across the country gathered for rallies and vigils in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Florida, Assemblyman David Buchwald has extended his long record of supporting common sense legislation to protect New Yorkers from gun violence.

Assemblyman Buchwald has helped pass common sense gun measures in the last few weeks that would ban bump stocks (A.9958), keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and clearly identified dangerous individuals (A.5025, (A.8976-B and (A.9978) and establish longer waiting periods to ensure thorough background checks (A.2406). Buchwald is also a co-sponsor of legislation (A.563-A) to expand statewide Westchester County’s successful safe firearm storage law.

“The Assembly has taken meaningful action to address many of the causes of gun violence in our communities,” said Assemblyman Buchwald (D-Mount Kisco). “We must keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and those convicted of domestic violence crimes.”

Assemblyman Buchwald first ran for his seat in part on a platform of pledging to vote for gun safety measures. His first legislative vote as a State Assemblyman was for a measure he co-sponsored, the SAFE Act, passed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. The SAFE Act has been described as the strongest gun safety legislation in the country.