(CNN) Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State announced on the 6th that he has signed a governor’s decree declaring a gun violence emergency. He also announced his intention to sign a bill allowing civil lawsuits against gun manufacturers, distributors, propaganda and distributors. At least 51 people were killed in guns during the Golden Week holidays on July 4, according to Governor Cuomo. The governor points out that the death toll from gun violence in the state is higher than the death toll from the new coronavirus. “We have moved from one plague to another. We have moved from the new coronavirus to the plague of gun violence and the associated fear and death.” According to the governor, 14 victims were shot in the state during the holidays, 5 in Syracuse, 3 in Long Island, 2 in Utica, 1 in Rochester, and 26 in New York City. The number of shootings in New York City in the first six months of 2021 increased by 38% compared to the same period of the previous year. However, according to city officials, the number of people arrested for gun crimes during the month of June has almost doubled from the previous year, and the number of shootings, victims of shootings and murders has decreased compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the aim of the new bill is to close “a loophole in federal law supported by Trump (former president)” (Governor Cuomo). The bill stipulates that industry personnel may be held liable for the illegal or “irrational” sale, manufacture, distribution, import or promotion of firearms that cause damage to the public. It prohibits false advertising and requires gun industry officials to take steps to prevent theft and the sale of illegal or unreasonable firearms.