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Gov. Cuomo Proposes New Gun Control Legislation, Urges Senate To Block Kavanaugh

July 21, 2018 - 3:48 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New York lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow teachers, parents and school administrators the right to go to a judge if they suspect a child may try to commit a mass shooting.

Cuomo proposed the Red Flag Bill on Saturday and explained that there has been 184 mass shootings over the course of 200 days in 2018.

“The answer to school shootings is give a teacher who has some knowledge and ability to step in before the violence happens,” Cuomo argued.  

If passed, the bill would build on New York’s already strict gun control laws. It would allow teachers and school administrators to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.

Cuomo did admit his proposal will most likely not pass through the Republican-controlled state Senate.

The governor was joined by other anti-gun advocates and took the time to call on the U.S. Senate to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who he fears would roll back progress on gun safety laws.