Red Flag Gun Protection Law
Empowering Educators to Save Lives
The Red Flag Law establishes a new civil procedure that allows a concerned family member, school official or member of law enforcement to obtain a court order to remove and keep guns away from individuals who pose a serious risk of harm to themselves or others.
What New York is Doing to Keep You Safe
The Red Flag Bill prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm.
The multi-state partnership to combat the gun violence epidemic represents over 35 million Americans and will take action to stop gun-related violence in the face of continued federal inaction.
Six states, including New York, will bring together top researchers to undertake significant new research on all manners of gun violence, data collection and analysis.
Protecting New York Families and Children
Governor Cuomo signed legislation to remove guns from domestic abusers and close a loophole in state law that will ensure domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns.
Governor Cuomo launched a national effort urging states to follow New York's lead and outlaw the NRA-branded "Carry Guard" insurance program if they determine it does not already violate their state laws.
The SAFE Act creates school safety improvement teams of experts from the Division of Homeland & Security & Emergency Services to work with school districts to close gaps in school safety plans.