Cuomo proposes taking guns from domestic abusers


The measure Cuomo is supporting would add assault and battery crimes, strangulation and other misdemeanors associated with domestic violence, according to the governor's office.

"(We) are continuing our mission for progressive values and women's rights with this legislation to target the unquestionable relationship between domestic violence and gun violence", Cuomo said in a statement. In domestic abuse cases, judges issue orders of protection after an individual is arrested, but before they are convicted.

The proposal follows a flood of requests from gun-safety advocates. The following month, 26 people were killed after a gunman opened fire on churchgoers attending a Sunday service at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 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.

That trend goes beyond the biggest incidents. These orders result in suspension of gun licenses. Most of those shootings took place in a private home.

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"When you say, 'It's state government, ' you do a disservice to women, with all due respect, even though you're a woman", Cuomo said to New York State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt.

As New York considers tightening access to guns, lawmakers at the federal level appear to be moving in the opposite direction. If its in the case of the U.S. Congress, the taxpayers pay. Why? Why? House of Representatives voted to expand gun rights by passing a measure that would allow owners with concealed-carry permits to bring their firearm nearly anywhere in the country-including states with more restrictive laws.

Cuomo said he will again forward legislation in the upcoming legislative session that would apply the state freedom of information law equally to the executive and legislative branches. "So that's part of the problem that we're trying to grapple with and we want to address in the State of the State". "And use that to inform what other states would do in the future".