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Dunkirk Evening Observer

Why, exactly, does Gov. Andrew Cuomo need a first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency if the SAFE Act is as good as advertised?

That’s a good question for which we have no good answer. Chances are, neither does the governor.

Guns are still getting into the hands of those who use them to commit crimes when they shouldn’t be to the point that gun violence is a serious issue in many communities throughout New York state — including Jamestown. Gun crimes are on the rise in Jamestown, increasing from 18 cases through June 30, 2020, to 32 cases through June 30, 2021.

The problems are worse in bigger cities. Shooting through June have........

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