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Post date: January 5 2016

A.G. Schneiderman Statement On President Obama’s Executive Action On Guns

NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement on President Obama’s executive orders on gun control:

“Three years ago, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, I worked with gun show operators across New York to devise a groundbreaking model for background checks at gun shows. As a result, our state’s gun laws are the strongest in the nation, and yet we have remained the dumping ground for the ‘iron pipeline,’ which funnels guns from states with weaker gun laws to crime scenes in Binghamton, Buffalo, and the Bronx.

I am pleased that President Obama has taken action today to narrow dangerous loopholes in the federal background check system that is used every day for gun sales in all fifty states.  

There is a growing consensus, among gun owners and non-gun-owners alike, that we can strengthen our background check system without infringing on the rights of law-abiding Americans. Three years ago, New York showed the way, and now the rest of the country is following it.”