"Do not use while bathing"
- On an electric hair dryer.
"Do not put any person in this washer."
- On a washing machine.
"Never use while sleeping."
- On a hair flattening iron.
"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 backyards
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Education Association Health Information Network:
The CDC and the Children’s Defense Fund also tell us that:
Assemblywoman Arroyo recognizes the seriousness of this problem and supported a package of bills designed to better protect our families from gun violence. That is why she fought for legislation that:
The package also (A.6525):
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. Assemblywoman Arroyo 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.|
Carmen E. Arroyo
Albany, NY 12248