NY gov unveiling bill to remove firearms


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he will announce legislation Wednesday to remove firearms from people who commit domestic violence crimes.

“Today I am announcing legislation to remove all firearms from those who commit any domestic violence crimes,” Cuomo tweeted.

“Given the inextricable link between domestic violence and lethal gun violence, this legislation will require all domestic violence crime convictions, including misdemeanors, to result in the immediate removal of all firearms.”

Cuomo said this year will be remembered as “the year of reckoning, when both the tragedy of mass shootings and cultural and institutional harassment of women became impossible to ignore.”

“Let’s make New York a safer state for all,” he said.

Democratic lawmakers have pushed for new gun control measures after a series of mass shootings over the past year, including recent ones in Las Vegas and Texas.

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