New York Governor Blames Illegal Gun in Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officer

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    New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D), blamed an “illegal firearm” for the death of NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Friday night.

    Rivera, 22 years old, was killed in the shooting and Wilbert More (27-year-old officer) was wounded.

    CBS New York reported that Lashawn McNeil (47), the shooting suspect opened fire on Rivera, More, and others as they approached them in a long hallway. McNeill was then shot two more times by another officer.

    Hochul tweeted Saturday that a shot from an illicit gun claimed the life of an NYPD officer.

    “It’s not empty talk when I declare that we will do all we can to end the state’s scourge of illegal firearms. Hochul said that we are increasing funding to remove these guns from the streets by three times.”

    Breitbart News reported that Eric Adams, the New York City Mayor (Democrat), responded to Rivera’s shooting death by calling for greater gun control.

    New York has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks New York as No. 3. “For gun law strength”

    These laws contain everything Democrats want at the federal level to make sure safety. They include universal background checks, a ban on high-capacity magazines, an assault weapons ban, a requirement for a permit to purchase a handgun, a red Flag law, gun storage requirements, and regulations regarding ghost guns.

    McNeil is a convicted felon.