PROOSED Legislation to remove all firearms from those who commit any domestic violence crime

December 14th, 2017


PROOSED Legislation to remove all firearms from those who commit any domestic violence crime

Dear Fellow New Yorker:
 
After a year of deadly mass shootings, and given the clear connection between domestic violence and gun violence, it is our moral obligation to do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. That is why today I am announcing legislation to automatically remove all firearms from those who commit any domestic violence crime.

This common sense measure will keep guns away from those who have been convicted of violent behavior and will help make New York a safer state for all. But the NRA and their allies will do everything they can to stop it from becoming law.

That’s why I am asking you to become a citizen co-sponsor of this life-saving legislation.


In nine of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in United States history, including Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, the shooter had an existing record of committing violence against women, threatening violence against women, or harassing or disparaging women. Given this link between domestic violence and gun violence, our legislation will require all domestic violence crime convictions, including misdemeanors, to result in the immediate surrender of all firearms. 
 
New York has some of the strongest gun control laws in the nation. But the law currently doesn't do enough to stop convicted perpetrators of domestic violence from killing. This legislation changes that.


Thank you for your help in making New York a safe place for all.
 
Ever Upward,
 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

 

https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/sign-petition-remove-firearms-domestic-abusers?nysWebRef=Email

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