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Cuomo Signs Bill Removing Guns From All Domestic Violence Suspects

May 01, 2018 - 4:24 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed one gun bill on Tuesday and rolled out another, and demanded that the federal government follow his lead.

As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, Cuomo appeared at John Jay College Tuesday, with an assist from Congress.

“Fifty percent of the women killed with a gun in this country were killed by an intimate partner,” Cuomo said.

That was just one reason Cuomo signed a law removing all guns from domestic violence suspects. He said it closes a loophole like the kind that allowed the Las Vegas and Texas church shooters access to weapons.

“If you have a domestic violence perpetrator, or you have a person with an order of protection, take away the gun!” he said.

Cuomo also wants to increase background check waiting period from three days to 10 – a move backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California), who joined Cuomo on stage.

“Ninety-seven percent of Americans support strengthening background checks, including 97 percent of gun owners,” Pelosi said.