This morning on the steps of the Evander Childs Campus Governor Andrew Cuomo along with his Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressman Eliot Engel, O\Public Advocate Letitia James, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Councilman Andy King, and students from the Evander Child Campus called for the 'Red Flag Bill' to be passed in Albany by the state legislators.
The Red Flag Bill would allow parents of mentally disturbed children who are legally in possession of a gun to call for a judge to have their child mentally evaluated so the gun(s) can be taken away from the child. The bill would also allow teachers, nurses, and other school staff to also call for a judge to have a child be evaluated in certain cases of violent behavior.
The governor repeated 'Enough is Enough' as the slogan to pass this bill to try to prevent shootings by students in schools and elsewhere. Several of the elected officials spoke similar to what the governor said 'Enough is Enough', when it comes to school violence.
During the speeches there were comments such as the 5.5 percent unemployment the Bronx is now experiencing, down from a high of fourteen percent when Bronx BP Diaz took office. BP Diaz spoke of the money and development that has come into the Bronx since he came into office. There were swipes at the current president Donald Trump or 45 as he was referred to.
Governor Cuomo may have said it best when he said "Change happens when people demand change, then the politicians listen." photos are below.
Above - Governor Cuomo addresses the crowd of reporters gathered.
Below - Public Advocate James.
Above - Governor Cuomo answers a question from a reporter.
Below - Councilman Andy King departs from the bus that brought the governor and others to the announcement.