Real Change is Possible
History provides moments where real change is possible. Many of the great social changes occur when the people are ahead of the politicians. The issue of sensible gun regulation provides that moment.
The people of New York were ahead of the curve when we passed the NY SAFE Act after the Sandy Hook massacre. History has unfortunately proven us right, and it is now time for the federal government to catch up.
Students are standing up to act when our politicians won’t in organized walkouts all across the State and Country. And we stand by them. We encourage students to continue to push their federal representatives to pass sensible gun regulation.
Governor Cuomo and 11 Governors Call on Federal Government to Take Action on Gun Safety Learn More
New York Students Walkout
Governor Cuomo Joins Students on National School Walkout Day
You have the students showing more leadership than the so-called leaders in Washington.
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.