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‘We’re in a new epidemic’: Cuomo issues first-in-nation disaster emergency on gun violence in NY

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared gun violence a statewide “disaster emergency” Tuesday as part of a wide-ranging plan aimed at cracking down on illegal guns and gangs amid a troubling surge in shootings across New York. The disaster emergency order is the first of its kind in the country and allows the state to quickly allocate money and other resources to areas of New York where gun violence is running rampant, Cuomo said at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. The order comes less than two weeks after New York’s disaster emergency on COVID-19 expired, and Cuomo pressed the…

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