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Posted on: May 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Statement from Legislator Solages on Uvalde, Texas Shooting

(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - In light of the tragic school shooting that occurred in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 25, Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D - Lawrence) issued the following statement:  

"My heart goes out to the families and victims that were lost to the senseless violence in Uvalde. No parent should have to endure the tragedy of burying their child - it is simply unacceptable," Legislator Solages said.  “The devastation from the epidemic of gun violence has gone on for too long in this country, and it is a travesty that we have not strengthened gun safety legislation.”

“There must be a mechanism that alerts authorities when anyone, especially an 18-year-old, purchases assault rifles, body armor and large amounts of ammunition,” Legislator Solages continued. “Our kids are depending on us, and they deserve better.  As part of a comprehensive response to this multifaceted crisis, we must work to keep guns out of the hands of those who wish to do harm by expanding safe storage laws, banning assault weapons, implementing red flag laws, implementing universal background checks, and expanding federal Medicaid for mental health services.”  

“No one should feel unsafe in their communities.  I will use the platform afforded to me as a Nassau County Legislator to advocate for the change that is so desperately needed. Locally, I am seeking to draft legislation to create databases for the sale of body armor and ammunition to better protect our County Police, and I am calling on all other elected officials to stand up and take action.”

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