New Law Removes Guns From Abusers in Domestic Abuse Cases

As state lawmakers put the finishing touches on the budget this past weekend, one of the items passed is designed to remove guns from the hands of domestic abusers, and increase the list of crimes that would prevent someone from purchasing or owning a gun.

Part of Gov. Cuomo's 2018 Women's Agenda, the bill requires anyone convicted of a domestic-related crime to surrender all firearms and lose their gun license. 

It also ensures those wanted for a felony are not able to obtain or renew a license. 

But even advocates admit it's not a fail-safe. 

In the case of mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, both gunmen had existing records of committing violence against women.

Photo: WNYT


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