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Cuomo signs anti-domestic violence gun bill

Posted by Karen DeWitt on

Governor Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that would temporarily take away the guns of people accused of domestic violence.

Governor Cuomo organized a signing ceremony that included a student from the Parkland, Florida school where the February 14th mass shooting occurred, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Cuomo says taking guns away from domestic violence offenders helps to diffuse a potentially deadly situation.

“Common sense, if you have domestic violence perpetrators or you have a person with an order of protection, take away the guns,” Cuomo said, to applause.

But Cuomo concedes that New York can’t do it alone and that national gun safety measures must be enacted. He blames a combination of what he says are “extreme conservatives” in Washington and the lobbying power of the NRA.

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