"Warning: Do not place hands or feet near or under moving parts."
- On a lawnmower.
"Caution: This beverage is extremely hot."
- On a coffee cup.
"Never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel level."
- On a gasoline tank.
"Do not use for personal hygiene."
- On a toilet brush.
"Harmful if swallowed."
- On a package of rat poison
|It’s a matter of common sense...|
"We must do everything we can to protect our families and
make sure guns don’t find their way into the hands of kids
or criminals. This legislation is a sure step toward preventing
unnecessary and tragic accidents caused by guns."
The war in our back yards
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Education Association Health Information Network:
The high price of having guns on our streets
The CDC and the Children’s Defense Fund also tell us that:
Keeping guns out of the wrong hands
Assemblyman Boyland recognizes the seriousness of this problem and sponsored a package of bills designed to better protect our families from gun violence. That is why he fought for legislation that:
Cracking down on illegal gun sales
The package also (A.6525):
Taking the deadliest weapons off the streets
This important legislation also takes measures to ban "cop killer" bullets (A.3447) and to make .50-caliber and military-grade weapons illegal, keeping them out of the hands of criminals (A.2772 and A.7331).
In spite of the staggering numbers, the state Senate continues to block efforts to keep guns off our streets. Assemblyman Boyland will continue to fight to make sure all New Yorkers are safe from guns.
A 2001 study showed that 57.3 percent of New York City high
school students had been injured or have had a relative injured
by a gun.
-Pediatrics, May 2001
|We must do everything we can to protect our loved ones from gun violence.|
William F. Boyland, Jr.
Brooklyn, NY 11212