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Gaughran Video Calls For New Gun Control Measures

Nick Reisman
State of Politics

Democratic state Senate candidate Jim Gaughran this week released a video called for new gun control measures in New York while recognizing the six-month anniversary of a school shooting in Florida.

Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have pushed the narrowly divided Republican-led Senate to pass a bill that would curtail gun possession for those deemed to be a risk to themselves or others.

Gaughran knocked Republicans for not holding a vote on the bill.

“That’s simply outrageous,” he said in the video. “When parents send their kids to school in the morning and kiss them goodbye, they should never have to worry they should not be coming home because of senseless gun violence.”

The state Senate did agree to a gun control bill this year, however, passing a measure that tightens restrictions on those who are convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from having a firearm.

Gaughran is making his second bid for the Senate, running to unseat Republican Sen. Carl Marcellino.