Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to remove guns from domestic abusers.

The bill also closes a loophole in the state law that will require domestic abusers to surrender all firearms, not just handguns.

Cuomo also announced he's advancing new legislation to extend the background check waiting time for buying a gun from three days to ten days.

"In a time when gun violence continues to relentlessly torment communities across the country while our federal government refuses to act, New York must lead the charge to end this epidemic once and for all," Cuomo said. "With this legislation, we can sever the undeniable connection between domestic abuse and deadly gun violence, and continue to build upon the strongest gun laws in the nation."