Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso met with ‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’ when they came to visit him in his Albany office.
The group, which was founded by a stay-at-home mom, Shannon Watts, in 2012 after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has worked to oppose gun lobbyists for the past five years.
D’Urso has co-sponsored bills to try and curtail gun violence
The following is a list of bills that passed in the Assembly:
- A2406 – Establishes a waiting period before purchasing a firearm, shotgun or rifle.
- A5025 – Enacts the domestic violence escalation prevention act including certain offenses against members of the same family or household within the definition of serious offense.
- A8976 – Establishes extreme risk protection orders as a court-issued order of protection prohibiting a person from purchasing, possessing or attempting to purchase or possess a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
- A9958 – Prohibits the possession, manufacture, transport and disposition of trigger modification devices.
- A9978 – Relates to access to foreign state records concerning previous or present mental illness of applicants for firearms licenses.
Some bills are still pending:
- A1215 – would make the sale of ammunition for assault weapons a class E felony.
- A1990 – enacts the “children’s weapon accident prevention act” which creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees.
- A8980 – provides for a gun violence prevention program in public schools.
- A8735 – would include attachments to electronic devices within the meaning of the term “imitation weapon.”
The Assemblyman also marched with hundreds of residents in Port Washington, participated in a demonstration in Great Neck and a rally in Farmingdale during the national day of action March For Our Lives to protest gun violence across the country.