Speaking at the press conference yesterday is Gisela Marin, NYAGV's Westchester chapter head, whose daughter was shot and killed in 2006.

Speaking at the press conference yesterday is Gisela Marin, NYAGV’s Westchester chapter head, whose daughter was shot and killed in 2006.

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence yesterday endorsed Noam Bramson for Westchester County Executive due to his strong position on gun safety.

Bramson, currently Mayor of New Rochelle, is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and an outspoken supporter of the New York SAFE Act, New York’s strong gun safety law passed in early 2013. Bramson also proposes a permanent ban on gun shows in public spaces such as the Westchester County Center.

“Gun violence affects us all whether you live in the city or the suburbs,’’ said Leah Barrett, NYAGV Executive Director. “We need leaders who understand that this is just as much a local issue as a national one. Guns are just as deadly in Scarsdale as they are in Brooklyn.’’

“I’m here as the voice of my 19 year-old daughter, Jessica Santos, an innocent victim shot and killed in Westchester in August 2006,” said Gisela Marin, NYAGV’s Westchester chapter president. “Our children certainly deserve to feel safe. . . This issue is about more than politics and who wins this race; it’s about saving lives.”

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