The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced the introduction of a state of emergency in connection with the increase in the number of crimes with firearms.
вЂњToday I am issuing a decree on the introduction of a state of emergency in connection with the use of firearms. Gun violence has led to a public health crisis, вЂњ he wrote on Twitter.
According to the head of the state, such a measure will allow us to direct all the necessary resources and attention to overcoming this crisis.
Earlier it was reported that 150 people were shot dead in the United States on July 4 on Independence Day.
There were 21 shootings in New York with 26 victims. In addition, conflicts with the use of weapons occurred in Chicago, Texas, Virginia, Ohio, Dallas, and Atlanta.