For Immediate Release
December 17, 2019
Contact: Amy Schwartz-Wallace
Empire Justice Center Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Gun Safety Proposal
Empire Justice Center supports Governor Cuomo’s proposal to keep guns away from individuals who commit a serious crime in another state from buying or possessing a gun in New York.
“The proposal closes an existing loophole and has the potential to make lives safer for domestic violence survivors and their families. Guns in the hands of domestic violence abusers pose a lethal threat not only to victims, but also to children, and family members. I support Governor Cuomo’s efforts in advancing survivor safety, and look forward to working with the Executive Office and the legislature to make the proposal a reality,” said Amy Schwartz-Wallace, senior attorney at Empire Justice Center.
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Empire Justice Center is a statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy, public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low-income families live. Empire Justice protects and strengthens the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation. Empire Justice has offices in Albany, Rochester, Yonkers, White Plains and Central Islip on Long Island.