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Cuomo addresses mass shootings for second week in a row at NYC church

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 5/30/2022 Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News
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Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited a church for the second week in a row Sunday to talk about mass shootings and demand stronger action from government.

Calling the shooters who killed 21 in Uvalde, Texas, and 10 in Buffalo “domestic terrorists,” he said, “Our government must take more action against these racists now.”

“Government inaction in the face of racial injustice is inexcusable. It cannot, it must not and it will not be tolerated — that’s our commitment today,” Cuomo told congregants at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.

He went on to tout New York’s SAFE Act, which expanded the ban on assault weapons and passed on his watch.

Cuomo — who resigned last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denied — called for actions from Congress like requiring background checks for all gun purchases.


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Last week, he told a congregation in Buffalo that Congress should crack down on assault weapons.

Sunday marked at least the fourth time Cuomo has publicly addressed a religious group so far this year, prompting speculation he wants to run for office again.

“The community was hurting and he was invited to be with his friends that he’s done a lot of work with and has supported for many, many years,” Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said.

Asked whether Cuomo is considering running for office, Azzopardi said he didn’t know.

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