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Cuomo launches gun control platform to run beyond New York’s borders

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has long complained that New York’s gun control efforts can only go so far.

In fact, he’s noted, they stop at the state’s border.

On Saturday, Cuomo launched a renewed national effort to urge the Democratic presidential candidates to embrace his gun control plan — dubbed the “Make America Safer” campaign — in order to address the issue on the federal level.

The effort is taking shape in the form of a social media campaign that will focus on engagement on gun control. Cuomo made the announcement with the backing of advocates from the national gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action and March for Our Lives.

“As the federal government continues to abdicate its responsibility to protect the people in this country by failing to take action on meaningful, common sense gun control, it is now more important than ever to have a leader in Washington that has a plan to tackle these issues and end this violence once and for all,” Cuomo said in a statement. “That is why I’m asking all Democrats running for president to make a simple, clear choice for the American people and sign the ‘Make America Safer Pledge.’”

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