Albany, N.Y. - New York has passed legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
"The recent wave of mass shootings is horrifying, and the federal government's failure to act on any form of meaningful gun safety laws is unconscionable," Governor Cuomo said. "New York is once again leading the way to prevent gun violence, and with this common sense reform, break the inextricable link between gun violence and domestic violence."
Governor Cuomo announced this weekend that those convicted of serious misdemeanor offenses would have to surrender their firearms and have their gun licenses revoked.
A loophole was also closed to prevent those wanted by police on an arrest warrant from getting a firearm license.