Cuomo Declares Emergency Over Gun Violence in New York
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over gun violence, which he said is now claiming more lives than Covid-19 and is a threat to the broader economic recovery.
The designation will allow the state to quickly release $138.7 million of funding for a series of initiatives, including summer recreation and violence interruption, which already operate in some areas of the state’s cities.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, also signed legislation that would allow people harmed by firearms to sue gun sellers and manufacturers if those...