FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 21, 2009

Statement From Speaker Silver On Gun Legislation


Gun permits must have expiration dates. With today's action by the Assembly Codes Committee we are one step closer to requiring every county in New York State to follow the practice currently in place in New York City and Long Island. For more than a decade the Assembly has advanced comprehensive, common-sense gun safety legislation. I plan to bring this bill to the floor for a final vote in the coming weeks and urge the Senate to join us in adopting this critical piece of legislation.