The Red Flag Bill prevents people who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing firearms. If passed, it would make New York the first in the United States to give teachers and school administrators the possibility to prevent a school shooting with court action.
“To all the survivors and their families, to advocates, to the moms who demand action, you’re getting it today,” Cuomo said.
The made the announcement at John Jay College.
It’s called an extreme order of protection, CBSN New York’s Marcia Kramer reported.
“New York is proud of what we’ve done on the issue of gun violence,” Cuomo said, touting passage of the SAFE Act, which banned assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and required background checks for private sales. “If you don’t have a background check on private sales you have nothing.”