Governor Andrew Cuomo says President Obama’s executive action to expand background checks, increase oversight, and close glaring loopholes in federal gun laws marks a critically needed step forward for our nation.

Cuomo says he applauds the President’s decision to take a stand and act, even as Congress continues to delay.

The governor says for too long, the American people have been without sensible gun control at the federal level.

He say thousands of lives have been cut short and countless families have been forced to bury their loved ones too soon – all due to gun violence.