Blankenbush Responds to Governor Declaring an Emergency over Gun Violence

Statement by Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River)

“Earlier this afternoon the governor declared an emergency over gun violence, citing rising shootings in metropolitan areas across New York state. His plan is far too little, far too late. This session, our conference was laser-focused on cleaning up the governor’s bail reform mess and supporting our law enforcement again. He wouldn’t work with us. For years, we’ve said the SAFE Act would never make New York safer. This is proof.

“Respect for the rule of law needs to be restored before it is too late. If we continually let violent offenders back on the streets and continue to disrespect our men and women in blue, residents will continue to leave New York state, and for good reason. Law-abiding gun owners have never been the problem. Rather, the real emergency is Majority leadership pushing an agenda that flies in the face of law and order.”