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2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction - Monday, October 20, NYC

2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction – Monday, October 20, NYC

Reserve your tickets now for this popular event! Read More
Sign the petition to pass Nicholas's Bill.

Sign the petition to pass Nicholas’s Bill.

Help us prevent child gun deaths. Sign the petition for A8293, Nicholas’s Bill, requiring the safe storage of guns in New York homes.Read More
Help keep guns away from kids.

Help keep guns away from kids.

Support a Child Access Prevention/Safe Storage law for New York State–sign the petition! >>Read More
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Gun deaths by state: The chart

Gun deaths by state: The chart

The conclusion of a recent report by the Violence Policy Center came as no surprise: States with strong gun violence prevention laws and low rates of gun ownership have the lowest gun death rates in the nation. Conversely, states with lax laws and higher rates of gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths. Read More
CAP Coalition Welcomes Child Care Council of Westchester

CAP Coalition Welcomes Child Care Council of Westchester

The Child Care Council of Westchester–which champions healthy development of children, families and communities by promoting quality early care and education–is the latest organization to join the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. NYAGV is organizing the coalition to Read More
NYAGV in the News: Barrett Interviewed on "Connections" Radio Show, WXXI News

NYAGV in the News: Barrett Interviewed on “Connections” Radio Show, WXXI News

Before speaking at a public forum in Rochester, NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett was interviewed by Frank Cegelski about gun safety and gun laws for the “Connections” radio show on WXXI News. Joining Barrett on the show was Gary Pudup, a former policeman, a gun owner, and a former Read More
Youth Education Program Changes Attitudes About Guns

Youth Education Program Changes Attitudes About Guns

Guns are still rampant in many New York neighborhoods–but teens in the reACTION Program reevaluate the role of guns in their lives and learn that guns don’t make them safe. ReACTION is the NYAGV Education Fund’s full-year youth education program that teaches New York City students about gun Read More
CAP Coalition Grows Again

CAP Coalition Grows Again

Physicians for Social Responsibility-New York City and Connect are the two latest organizations to join the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. NYAGV is organizing the coalition to build support for the enactment of A8293/S7822, Nicholas’s Law, a child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe storage of guns. The coalition now includes 40 Read More
Guns in the home: Share this poster!

Guns in the home: Share this poster!

Guns in the home are dangerous–especially if they’re unlocked and accessible to children.  Here’s an excellent poster by graphic artist Mike Moss that clearly shows those dangers. Pass it around–and find out how you can Read More
Where do NY crime guns come from?

Where do NY crime guns come from?

According to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York’s crime guns come mostly from states with weak gun laws. In 2013, Virginia was again the leading exporter of traced crime guns into New York State, with 423. Virginia is known for its weak gun laws–as are the Read More
Kelly Report Looks to Solutions on Gun Violence

Kelly Report Looks to Solutions on Gun Violence

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a Democrat from Illinois, has issued a report on gun violence that she hopes will spur Congressional action on the issue. Citing the horrifying state of gun violence in the U.S. (see below), Kelly calls for both community-based anti-violence strategies–like after school programs– Read More