Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), who bungled his state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic through the emergency powers he gave himself, has declared another emergency in the Empire State.
Cuomo on Tuesday signed an executive order declaring a disaster emergency on gun violence, which he said was the first of its kind in America. The executive order outlined how the state would respond to rising gun violence, without any mention of the root causes. For example, the executive order doesn’t mention anything about mental illness or the fact that New York’s bail reform law has allowed dangerous criminals to return to the streets after being arrested. As The Daily Wire has documented, some of these criminals have committed violent crimes while out on bail for other violent crimes.
But Cuomo’s executive order includes lofty goals for seven “key areas”:
Treat gun violence like the emergency public health it is;Target hotspots with data and science;Positive engagement for at-risk youth;Break the cycle of escalating violence;Get