'Enough is enough.' Long Islanders rally outside Rep. D'Esposito's office to call for safer gun laws

In a statement, a spokesperson for Rep. D'Esposito said in part that, "The congressman remains committed to seeking a bipartisan solution that ensures firearms do not fall in the wrong hands and Americans are not made victims of gun violence."

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2023, 9:55 PM

Updated 384 days ago

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Long Island mothers rallied outside Rep. Anthony D'Esposito's office Monday to call for a ban to assault weapons in the wake of last week's fatal Nashville school shooting.
"Enough is enough," said Claudia Borecky, who is with the Bellmore-Merrick Democratic Club. "There's been 288 school shootings since Columbine. The highest number for another country is eight in Mexico."
Borecky and other protesters are also asking for universal background checks and to close the loopholes that allow gun shows to sell guns.
News 12 reached out to Rep. D'Esposito's office about the rally. In a statement, a spokesperson for Rep. D'Esposito said, "Congressman Anthony D'Esposito spent his career serving the public as an NYPD Detective, where he was responsible for making over 600 arrests and removing scores of illegal firearms from the streets. Now, as a member of Congress, Rep. D'Esposito remains committed to seeking bipartisan solutions that ensure firearms do not fall into the wrong hands and Americans are not made victims of gun violence."


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