Push In NY To Remove Guns From Domestic Abusers

Feb 13, 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give police officers in New York the legal power to remove firearms from a home after a case of domestic violence. Currently, firearms must be surrendered by someone charged with domestic violence only if the suspect is named in an order of protection, or if a judge decides the accused poses a threat to the protected person. 

The measure has the support of Amy Barasch, who served as executive director for the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and is now the executive director of the New York City-based group Her Justice.