Simpson Reacts to Governor’s Emergency Declaration over Guns

Statement from Assemblyman Matt Simpson (R,C,I-Horicon)

“Earlier today, the governor announced an emergency declaration over gun violence in New York state. Just days after the state of emergency from the pandemic expired, the governor comes out with this emergency over gun violence. The last thing New Yorker’s need, especially law-abiding gun owners, is more control taken by this power hungry governor.

“Our cities are riddled with gun violence in large part due to the failure of bail reform. We have seen countless examples of violent offenders being put back onto our streets where they are re-committing crimes. The true emergency that needs to be addressed in New York is lack of respect for the rule of law. Once we re-establish respect for our men and women of law enforcement, we will be able to reclaim safety in our communities.”