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K00345 Summary:

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MLTSPNSRAbinanti, Anderson, Aubry, Barron, Bichotte Hermelyn, Buttenschon, Clark, Davila, Dickens, Epstein, Fahy, Galef, Gonzalez-Rojas, Gottfried, Jackson, Jacobson, Kelles, Lavine, Lupardo, McDonald, McMahon, Perry, Rajkumar, Ramos, Rosenthal L, Seawright, Simon, Solages, Stern, Tannousis, Thiele, Williams, Zebrowski, Zinerman
 
 
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K00345 Text:

 
Senate Resolution No. 1009
 
BY: Senator MYRIE
 
        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        June  2021,  as  Gun Violence Awareness Month in the
        State of New York
 
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official  months that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
 
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  to  proclaim  June  2021,  as  Gun
Violence  Awareness  Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with
the observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Month; and
 
  WHEREAS, According to the Centers for Disease  Control,  there  were
approximately 40,000 people killed by guns in the United States in 2019;
and
 
  WHEREAS,  According  to  Gun  Violence  Archive  (GVA),  a nonprofit
organization that tracks media and law enforcement reports of shootings,
at least 15,208 people were killed by guns in the United States in 2019,
not including suicides; and
 
  WHEREAS, Gun-related deaths are  the  leading  cause  of  death  for
American  children,  including approximately 3,400 gun-related homicides
for 2019; and
 
  WHEREAS, The New York State Department of Criminal Justice  Services
reports  that  in 2019, of the nearly 70,000 violent crimes committed in
New York State, nearly 8,000 involved a firearm; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Gun  violence  continues  to  be  a   devastating   crisis
throughout the state with an increase of shootings and murders typically
occurring in the summer months; and
 
  WHEREAS, The damage caused by gun violence is not limited by gender,
race, sexual orientation or ethnicity; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The effects of gun violence extend far beyond those struck
by a bullet; and
 
  WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness  of
this  serious  issue  including  prevention, intervention, education and
outreach; and
 
  WHEREAS, Increased awareness and coordination among all stakeholders
is critical to the prevention of gun violence, the equal  protection  of
our  citizens,  and  to  ensure  our  state's safety for our youth; now,
therefore, be it
 
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to  proclaim June 2021, as Gun
Violence Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further
 
 
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the  State  of
New York.
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