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Handing the National Rifle Association more ammo Wednesday, House Republicans rammed through a measure to allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The bill was the first decisive action taken on guns in Congress since the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 and the Nov. 5 mass murder of 26 Texas churchgoers — and it drew instant condemnation from New York officials.

“You put New Yorkers at risk . . .. Who is going to pay the price for that? It’s not going to be the legislators in D.C. It’s going to be us, in the No. 1 terrorist target in the world,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.

An East Harlem landlord who forced a family of seven out in the cold so he could renovate his building, pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child....“Ephraim Vashovsky ordered a gut renovation and demolition that created an inhumane and unsafe living environment for a family with five young children — all while orchestrating a campaign of harassment to intimidate them into leaving the building,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.

District attorneys in all five boroughs of New York City and in other counties, in coordination with state agencies, have ratcheted up efforts against wage theft in the construction industry. A string of indictments this year detailed more than $2.5 million in unpaid wages for more than 400 construction workers in Manhattan and beyond, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, said at a news conference on Monday.

DA Vance announced the guilty plea of landlord and building owner Ephraim Vashovsky for endangering the lives of tenants of 21 East 115th Street by purposefully creating hazardous living conditions through ongoing illegal construction and renovation, intended to force them to vacate their rent-stabilized apartment by rendering it unlivable. Vashovsky pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top count against him, Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, as well as Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., New York City First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, and Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today were joined by representatives from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence at a news conference in Times Square to urge Congress to reject the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCRA) pending in the House and Senate. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the legislation today.