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New York tightens gun restrictions for domestic abusers

Saturday, March 31, 2018

"People convicted of domestic abuse in New York will now have to turn over all firearms, not just handguns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

'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,' Cuomo said. 'This legislation builds on our gun laws -- already the strongest in the nation -- to make New York safer and stronger.'

A news release from the governor said the legislation amends state law passed after the Sandy Hook killings that previously prohibited domestic abusers from owning pistols and revolvers. It also applied to some misdemeanors but not others.

The changes in the law included adding a list of serious misdemeanors."

Read the full article here.