As a leader on anti-crime initiatives in the New York State Legislature, I will be a featured speaker on the topic of gun control at Albany Law School Government Law Center’s prestigious Warren M. Anderson Legislative Breakfast and at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck.
Following the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut as a Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns (SLAIG), I worked to assemble a broad coalition of support among state legislators for an eight-point plan to reduce gun violence. Many of these measures were included in the NY SAFE Act, which was recently signed into law and has been hailed as one of the toughest gun safety laws in the country.
On Feb. 26, I was a featured panelist at the Anderson Legislative Breakfast. Schimel will discuss the NY SAFE Act, her microstamping legislation and the effort to reduce gun violence at the federal level. Fellow panelists included, Professor Dan Feldman of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin.
Residents will have the opportunity to hear me speak about gun control at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck’s Erev Shabbat Service on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at 5 Old Mill Road in Great Neck.
Michelle Schimel is the New York State Assembly representative for the 16th Assembly District. She was first elected in a Special Election held on March 27, 2007.