Governor Cuomo believes that New York must do everything possible to prevent domestic violence before it occurs.
This week, the Governor signed a new law to keep firearms away from people convicted of committing domestic violence crimes.
Now, the federal database used for conducting background checks of those purchasing firearms will include information on individuals found guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes in New York.
Click here to learn more about how the new law will help prevent those with a history of criminal domestic violence from causing future tragedies.
Through this law and other initiatives, Governor Cuomo is continuing to make our state safer for all New Yorkers.