Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents Rockland in Congress, announced Wednesday that she’s holding a news conference on Thursday to call for immediate restrictions on the sale of ammunition on the Internet.
Lowey, who is seeking re-election in November, is supporting passage of “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act” by Congress. The act comes in response to the recent fatal mass shootings inside the movie theater in Aurora, Col., and the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.
“Assault weapons and high-caliber ammunition should not be available to the general public, and the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act is a step in the right direction,” Lowey said in a news release announcing Thursday’s 11 a.m. news conference at the Clarkstown Police Department . “The bill would set more stringent requirements regarding the sale of ammunition.”
The headline on Lowey’s news release is “34 People are Killed Every Day Because of Gun Violence.”
Lowey will be joined by Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan, Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, D-Ramapo, Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell, D-New City, and Clarkstown Town Board members Stephanie Hausner and Shirley Lasker.
The police department is located at 20 Maple Ave., New City.
Photo: Upper right is Rep. Nita Lowey