Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that would temporarily take away guns from people accused of domestic violence. The legislation closes a loophole in state law in order to ensure domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns.
New York’s lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, says she plans to stay in the race for re-election, alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo, despite some remarks by the Governor lately that Hochul might prefer to run for Congress instead.
The New York State Senate met for the first time since two Democrats were successful in special elections held on Tuesday. Though the Senate now has 32 Democrats, the number required to form a majority, it was back to business as usual with the GOP in charge.