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Dominicans in NY agree with Obama´s stance on gun deaths

New York.- Dominicancommunity representatives in the city agree on stricter enforcement to reduce gunviolence, as announced by US President Barack Obama.

Among the dozens ofDominicans polled who support the measures figure prominent media figure FrancisMendez, journalist David Williams, former editor of Diario Hoy-NY and Spanish editioneditor of newspaper Newsday, among others.

The Dominicans say the measureswill prevent more deaths and pain for the American family, and railed against Congress´indifference, especially the Senate, for failing to pass laws to control andrestrict the possession and carrying of weapons.

“The president did theright thing and is constitutionally empowered to act on the case,” participantssaid, quoted by elnuevodiario.com.do.

They agree with Obama´sposition that while such measures might not prevent all shootings and violentcrimes, they "potentially save lives."

The survey participantsalso agree having those laws on the book could’ve prevented deaths of 15 peopleand serious injuries in the attack at San Bernardino, California in 2015; the 10dead and 9 wounded in Oregon; and other shootings in Texas, Arizona andTennessee.

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