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Statement from Democratic Caucus Calling for Override of Astorino Veto on Legislation Banning Gun Shows on County Property

http://www.westchesterlegislators.com/MediaCenter/2017/2018Show.jpg(WHITE PLAINS, NY) “Enough is enough. Sunday night, our nation again saw the horrific events that can occur in a country were the sale of military style weapons is just business as usual. We are heartbroken for the victims – but heartbroken is not enough anymore. We must take action. We must ban the practice of using taxpayer-funded facilities in Westchester County to assist the proliferation of guns in our communities.

“Last December, County Executive Astorino negotiated a backroom deal to bring a gun show back to the County Center without the input of concerned legislators and residents; we cannot let that happen again.  

“The vendor advertising the 2018 Westchester County Gun Show lists “military style weapons” among the items for sale. This is unacceptable. We are calling for a vote to be held on Monday, October 16th, to override NRA approved County Executive Rob Astorino’s veto of legislation banning the sale of guns on County property. It is one small, common-sense measure we must take.”


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