legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
Save the date for NYAGV's Annual Benefit!

Save the date for NYAGV’s Annual Benefit!

Tuesday, November 15 in NYC–mark your calendar! Read More
The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 25!Read More
Latest From NYAGV
NYAGV Applauds NYC Pension Fund's Move to Divest of Gun Stocks

NYAGV Applauds NYC Pension Fund’s Move to Divest of Gun Stocks

NYAGV welcomes the decision by a major pension fund, the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), to divest of its holdings of companies selling firearms. NYCERS will sell its investments of the retailers WalMart, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. While NYCERS voted to divest its holdings in firearms... Read More
Hold your barbecue with NYAGV this summer.

Hold your barbecue with NYAGV this summer.

Your friends and neighbors are as concerned as you are about gun violence. So this summer, invite them over for a summer barbecue or house party–and have an NYAGV rep as one of your guests. NYAGV will provide materials and a speaker, and give you and your guests a quick update about the latest gun... Read More
NYAGV Awards Youth Program Scholars

NYAGV Awards Youth Program Scholars

The NYAGV Education Fund recently awarded $500 scholarships to four students in its ReACTION Youth Education Program to reduce gun violence. The students, all seniors going on to college in the fall, were awarded for their outstanding leadership and participation as well as the lessons they took away from the program. Congratulations to each of these... Read More
Join us July 24: "Playwrights for a Cause" Benefiting NYAGV

Join us July 24: “Playwrights for a Cause” Benefiting NYAGV

Playwrights For a Cause will put their voices to the topic of gun violence in five amazing works on Sunday evening, July 24, for the benefit of NYAGV’s advocacy fund. The event, at the Atlantic Theater in Manhattan, will feature these world-premiere plays: “Doublecross” by John Patrick Shanley; “Security” by Israel Horovitz; “BEFORE” by Penny Jackson;... Read More
NYS Assault Weapons Ban Passes Supreme Court Challenge

NYS Assault Weapons Ban Passes Supreme Court Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 refused to hear appeals that challenged assault weapons bans passed by the states of New York and Connecticut. Its refusal allows the weapons bans to stand. After the Sandy Hook shootings, both New York and Connecticut passed legislation that prohibited the possession of some semiautomatic “assault weapons” and... Read More
Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

NYAGV, along with a broad coalition of almost 100 advocacy groups, is sponsoring a petition to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. These weapons of war are made for battlefields, not our schools or our churches or our gathering places. Read More
New NYAGV PSAs: "It's your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?"

New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”

NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home. The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a teen breakup, and a domestic argument–can turn deadly when a gun is present. Read More
NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

How does your New York State Senator and Assembly member stand on the gun safety issue? Take a look at this new ranking from NYAGV and find out! We reviewed each legislator’s vote on the New York SAFE Act and the attempts to repeal it, as well as their support for Nicholas’s Law for safe gun... Read More