Hochul signs bill approving creation of State Firearm Violence Research Institute

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill Monday that would create a State Firearm Violence Research Institute.

According to New York State, more than 38,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds each year.

The institute would work to find what the state calls “science-backed solutions to gun violence”.

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Hochul also signed a bill that will allow taxpayers an option to fund the work of the Firearm Violence Research Institute.

A voluntary contribution will be included as an option on New Yorkers’ personal income tax returns.