Gov. Cuomo proposes legislation treating hate-motivated mass shootings as domestic terrorism

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He added, “American citizens who are radicalized not by a foreign ideology but rather radicalized by hate for other Americans are still terrorists. Today, our people are three times more likely to suffer a terrorist attack launched by an American than one launched by a foreigner. It is not just repulsive, immoral, and anti-American – it is illegal and we must confront it by enacting a new law to fit the crime.”

Gov. Cuomo also called on the federal government enact to enact a new federal domestic terrorism law and universal background checks. He also asked the federal government to ban military style assault weapons and high capacity magazines.