ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York can try to sue gun manufacturers over harm caused by their products under legislation that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed. The new law comes at a time when New York City in particular is facing a rise in shootings. Cuomo also said Tuesday he would declare that gun violence in his state is a “disaster emergency” and start tracking hotspots of shootings. Cuomo said declaring the emergency will make it easier to spend money on efforts to address and reduce gun violence.
Photo: Surrounded by supporters and advocates, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs legislation on gun control in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Cuomo signed two pieces of legislation to combat gun violence in New York state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)