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Save the date! 2016 Annual Benefit

Save the date! 2016 Annual Benefit

Mark your calendar for NYAGV’s Annual Benefit, Tuesday November 15!Read More
Wear Orange June 2!

Wear Orange June 2!

Thursday, June 2 is Gun Violence Awareness Day. If you believe there’s more we can do to save American lives from gun violence, wear Orange!Read More
Latest From NYAGV
A "Ghost Vote" for a voice silenced by gun violence.

A “Ghost Vote” for a voice silenced by gun violence.

The “Ghost Vote” campaign was created to draw attention to the voices silenced by gun violence. How do we get legislators to listen to those 33,000 Americans silenced by gun violence each year? By asking the 10 million close friends and family left behind to give them each a voice and cast a “Ghost Vote” on their... Read More
Safe Storage Proposed in Nassau County

Safe Storage Proposed in Nassau County

NYAGV was on hand in Mineola May 17 as Nassau County legislator Ellen Birnbaum announced the introduction of a gun safe storage law. “This bill aims to prevent injury or death such as when children shoot themselves, friends or family in their own homes or their classmates in schools,” Birnbaum stated. “Proper firearm storage, including... Read More
Help stop federally mandated concealed carry--a danger to all New Yorkers.

Help stop federally mandated concealed carry–a danger to all New Yorkers.

HR 986–National Concealed Carry Reciprocity— could soon pass in the House, with 215 co-sponsors. This dangerous bill would require New York and other strong gun law states to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all other states–no matter how weak their gun laws. So if HR 986 is passed, a visitor from Texas... Read More
Youth Program's Albany Field Trip a Success!

Youth Program’s Albany Field Trip a Success!

Albany Lobby Day 2016 was an unforgettable experience for the nearly 200 ReAction Youth Program students who attended the field trip on May 3. Many of the ReAction students have experienced gun violence first hand, and they were able to share their stories with legislators and staff and at a press conference in the well... Read More
Does your fund own gun stocks? Find out with this new online tool.

Does your fund own gun stocks? Find out with this new online tool.

You can influence the gun debate by making sure you’re not investing in gun stocks. “Goodbye Gun Stocks” is an easy-to-use online tool that can help you identify gun stocks in your investment portfolio and find gun-free funds worthy of your investment dollars. The #GoodbyeGunStocks team analyzed over 12,000 US stock funds based on public SEC... Read More
Missed the screening? Watch "Under the Gun" this Sunday.

Missed the screening? Watch “Under the Gun” this Sunday.

If you missed the screening of Under the Gun, the new documentary produced by Katie Couric, you can catch this Sunday, May 15, online or on television. The film explores the dynamics behind the nation’s gun violence epidemic and the reasons our politicians have failed to act. Read More
Success! NYS Assembly Votes to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

Success! NYS Assembly Votes to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

Thanks to your help, the New York State Assembly on May 3 voted overwhelmingly to pass the Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender Law, A.5257. The bill, sponsored by Amy Paulin and passed by a vote of 134-1, would require domestic abusers to surrender their guns to law enforcement.   Read More
"Is there a gun in the home?" Don't forget to ask.

“Is there a gun in the home?” Don’t forget to ask.

Thanks to actress Julianna Margulies for filming this powerful PSA about the importance of safe storage. Each week in the U.S., two children are shot unintentionally — most often in their own homes, with a relative’s gun. When your child goes on a play date, remember to ask, “Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”... Read More