NY Ratchets Up Gun Control

Those convicted of domestic violence will have to turn over all firearms, not just handguns
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2018 8:25 AM CDT
NY Ratchets Up Gun Control
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addresses the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in New York.   (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign)

New York has banned convicted domestic abusers from possessing any sort of weapon, reports CNN. The legislation, which handily passed on Saturday, eliminates a loophole in which domestic abusers were only required to surrender their handguns after a conviction, notes WKBW. "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. "Half of the women who are murdered in this country are murdered by an intimate partner," he said, citing a CDC study. The state saw 35 domestic killings in 2016 in which a firearm was the murder weapon. (Read more New York state stories.)

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