With more than 5,000 people at a gun-rights rally, gun-control advocates quietly put out a video today to back New York’s law.
The groups, including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, released a video and a news release in support of the law, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Jan. 15. (h/t to the Daily News’ Bill Hammond)
The gun-control groups held a news conference at the last gun-rights rally to counter the protestors. They were gearing up for their own rally in support of the law today, but ultimately backed off to avoid a confrontation.
“When I lost my nephew it was deeply devastating, but once he was buried, I thought I had gotten past his death. Then when Newtown happened it woke me up,” said Marie Delus of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in a statement. “I realized that I was not over it, and I knew I had to do something. I am a Marine and I don’t want anyone to believe that I am speaking out against lawful gun owners, but our kids are getting their hands on guns, killing themselves and other innocent people.”