|HUD No. 00-166|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-0685||Friday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||July 21, 2000|
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANDREW CUOMO
WASHINGTON - Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement in response to the defeat of an anti-gun safety amendment by Rep. John Hostettler to the Treasury, Postal Appropriations bill. The amendment was defeated late last night by a vote of 214-204.
- "The Smith & Wesson agreement was
a real breakthrough, proving that gun makers can act responsibly. Unfortunately,
Smith & Wesson has been under serious attack since reaching the agreement,
and it is gratifying that last night, at least one avenue of attack was
rejected. If the rest of the industry followed Smith & Wesson's
lead, there could be serious impact on gun violence nationwide. Those
who stood up for their beliefs and defeated this amendment are to be commended
for their courage."