New York - Domestic abusers must now surrender their firearms under a new bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo.
The move closes a loophole in state law that will ensure those convicted of domestic violence surrender all firearms, not just handguns. It also forces those accused to surrender their guns. The governor is also proposing legislation that would extend the criminal background check waiting period from three days to 10 days.
Cuomo was joined in the signing ceremony by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a student who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.