Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview Wednesday announced plans to introduce legislation meant to combat domestic terrorism in New York.

The legislation is being proposed amid a renewed focus on hate crimes in the state and around the country. The alleged gunman who opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso this month is believed to have written an essay decrying non-white immigrants entering the country.

Cuomo said the measure would “redefine domestic terrorism.”

“Theres now a different type of domestic terrorism which is this hate-inspired mass murder,” Cuomo said in the interview with Long Island News radio, “which has nothing to do with a foreign entity.”

“Yes, it comes from the Middle East. It also comes from middle America,” he added. “These white surpemacist groups, these white nationalists groups, the Internet and then you put that together with an assault weapon, you have 22 dead within minutes.”

Since the El Paso shooting, as well as a shooting less than 24 hours later in Dayton, Ohio, Cuomo has pushed Democratic candidates for president to push for new gun control legislation that includes a ban on assault-style weapons and strengthened background checks as well as a national red flag law.

“It is a politically polarizing issue and it is the third rail for a lot of politicians and they don’t want to go near it and I understand,” Cuomo said.