NY Gov Cuomo announces new move on gun control

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People who commit domestic violence crimes are being targeted for gun control legislation, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he plans to announce a ban on firearms for the offending group on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets (see below), Cuomo introduced his plans to unveil the new legislation. The series of three tweets, combined here, read:

Today I am announcing legislation to remove all firearms from those who commit any domestic violence crimes.

Given the inextricable link between domestic violence and lethal gun violence, this legislation will require all domestic violence crime convictions, including misdemeanors, to result in the immediate removal of all firearms.

This year will be remembered as the year of reckoning, when both the tragedy of mass shootings and cultural and institutional harassment of women became impossible to ignore.

Let’s make New York a safer state for all.

Last month, Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley (Ill.) introduced a bill which would require the Justice Department to conduct a study to determine if there is, indeed, a link between domestic violence and mass shootings.

“If we look at the recent mass shootings … we see a noticeable trend: all these shooters acted alone and had prior history of domestic violence,” Quigley said in a statement last month. “Studies on the link between domestic violence at the early stages and mass shootings may help us prevent individuals from carrying out these horrific crimes in the future.”

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