Statement from Senator Diane J. Savino
A glaring loophole exists that permits convicted domestic violence perpetrators to possess firearms, putting the lives of women and the public at serious risk. Most recently, the madmen responsible for mass shootings in Las Vegas, Northern California and Sutherland Springs had records of domestic violence. We must take aim at this flaw in the law and ensure firearms never wind up in the hands of domestic abusers in our state. I thank Governor Cuomo for announcing today that my legislation is a priority for him and I look forward to protecting women and all New Yorkers from gun violence.