GOA to NY Governor: Will You Apply “Red Flag Laws” Equally?

March 6, 2020
For immediate release

GOA to NY Governor: Will You Apply “Red Flag Laws” Equally?

Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) today issued a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asking whether he will apply New York’s “red flag” law equally to all citizens of the state, including US Senator Charles Schumer, and not just the poor and minority communities.

“GOA opposed the enactment of this [red flag] law, and opposes the enactment of such laws in other states, in part because of our anticipated selective enforcement of this law, applying it to the poor and minorities, while giving a pass to the rich, powerful and politically connected.  Your response to this letter will help demonstrate whether our concerns were valid,” GOA’s Senior Vice President Erich Pratt wrote in the letter.

This inquiry is made in light of threats to Supreme Court Justices by Senator Schumer on Supreme Court grounds, which is not only a violation of federal law, but also justification for a red flag order under New York state law.

“If you are serious about the law that you signed, and if you believe that it should apply to the ruling class as well as those ruled, then will the nation soon see reports that you will be directing an appropriate official to seek a red flag order against Senator Schumer?” Pratt asked Gov. Cuomo in the letter.

The letter can be viewed here.

Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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