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'Lord, forgive the anger in my heart': Hochul vows to battle hate, gun violence after Buffalo massacre

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul pledged to crack down on gun violence and the proliferation of online racism after a white man wearing military gear opened fire at a Buffaflo supermarket, killing 10 people and wounding three others in an act being investigated as a hate crime.

Hochul, speaking at True Bethel Baptist Church in her hometown of Buffalo on Sunday morning, told the congregation “this is personal to the Hochul family,”

“Lord, forgive the anger in my heart but channel that into my passion to continue to fight to protect people, get the guns off the streets and silence the voices of hatred and racism and white supremacy all over the internet,” she said.

The shooter, who was identified as Payton Gendron, of Conklin, N.Y., drove about 200 miles to Buffalo for the attack, which he made public on live streaming platform Twitch. Authorities said he was fueled by a racist and anti-immigrant agenda detailed in a manifesto that emerged online shortly after the incident, which........

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