This week, NYAGV was on hand as Governor Cuomo signed state legislation that strengthens the ability of authorities to remove guns from domestic abusers.

For years, NYAGV has worked to build support for this new law, which closes a loophole to ensure that domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns. It also bolsters the list of “serious” crimes to include domestic violence misdemeanors such as assault and battery crimes, so those convicted of these offenses will be prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms.In addition, the law also can prevent someone from getting or renewing a license for a gun if the person is the subject of an arrest warrant.

NYAGV applauds state lawmakers and Governor Cuomo for enacting this important law!

More Action Needed: Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Support is building for the New York Extreme Risk Protection Order(ERPO) billwhich would enable family members and others to petition a court to remove guns from individuals who are dangerous to themselves or others. This crucial bill will help prevent suicides, mass shootings, and other gun crimes. ERPO was passed by the Assembly but it still needs to get through the Senate.  This life-saving policy has already been passed by states around the country.

Help us move ERPO over the finish line: Call your state senator today and urge support for the New York Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) bill. Find your senator’s contact information here.