From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday approved a pair of gun control measures meant to provide law enforcement officials with more information on gun owners in order to prevent dangerously mentally ill people from obtaining a firearm.

The measures are the latest in a string of new control laws being approved in New York as Cuomo has railed against federal inaction on the issue in the wake of a series of mass shootings around the country this summer.

One of the new laws is meant to close what Cuomo’s office called a loophole in allowing law enforcement to access out-of-state gun records in order to bar people deemed to be too dangerous from obtaining a gun license.

The bill was sponsored by Sen. Anna Kaplan and Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter.

Another new law will provide local and state law enforcement officers more access to a person’s information on a firearm license application.

That measure was backed Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.

The measures are meant to build on the state’s red flag law, which took effect last month, and is meant to keep guns away from those deemed to be a danger to themselves or others by a court order.

“While Washington stands idly by and allows a gun violence epidemic to tear our nation apart at the seams, causing more and more families to grieve and children to grow up without their parents, New York is leading the way and enacting smart, common sense gun safety laws to help prevent these needless tragedies,” Cuomo said.

“These measures continue to build on our nation-leading gun laws by helping keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and providing law enforcement with the tools and knowledge they need to keep our communities safe from situations that may involve a deadly firearm.”