Thanks to your help, the New York State Assembly on May 3 voted overwhelmingly to pass the Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender Law, A.5257. The bill, sponsored by Amy Paulin and passed by a vote of 134-1, would require domestic abusers to surrender their guns to law enforcement.
Only Bill Nojay, Assembly member from District 133 upstate, voted against the measure.
Under current New York law, individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence can keep their guns. The Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender Law, A.5257, would close this loophole.
Now the state Senate will need to take up the bill. Watch for updates from NYAGV.