FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 21, 2012
Speaker Silver Statement on NRA Press Conference
The NRA’s response to the tragic events in Newtown is deeply disturbing and underscores just how far out of touch they are from reality and the concerns
of most Americans. The answer to gun violence on our street corners, in our shopping centers and in our schools is not more guns. The answer is stronger
gun laws and a dramatic expansion of mental health services.
New York can and must be a leader in developing a solution. I am hopeful in the coming weeks the Senate will join together with the Assembly and Governor
Cuomo to pass meaningful legislation that will begin to change the culture of gun violence in our society.