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gun violence since 1993
This Mother's Day, give the gift of NYAGV.

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of NYAGV.

Honor Mom with a donation to keep children, families and communities safe from gun violence.Read More
Poll Shows Wide Support for Gun Law Proposals

Poll Shows Wide Support for Gun Law Proposals

Widespread majorities of New York voters–including gun owners–favor proposed gun safety legislation. Read More
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Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers' Support for Common Sense Gun Regulations

Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Support for Common Sense Gun Regulations

A statewide poll of New York voter attitudes about gun safety reveals robust support across the state for strong gun safety laws. The poll, commissioned by NYAGV and conducted independently in April by Kiley & Company, an independent opinion research firm, found that gun regulations are popular with voters throughout the state and across demographic... Read More

Tuesday’s City Hall press conference postponed.

Please note that the press conference with the New York City Council originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at New York City Hall has been postponed until June. However, the City Council will still issue a press release announcing the introduction of a resolution in support of Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns in Read More
Let's make sure domestic abusers surrender their guns.

Let’s make sure domestic abusers surrender their guns.

The greatest danger for women in abusive relationships is when their intimate partners have guns. In fact, the presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. In New York Read More
Help us take the kids to Albany May 4!

Help us take the kids to Albany May 4!

On Monday, May 4, we’ll be taking three busloads of students from our reACTION Youth Program on a field trip to New York’s capital to observe government in action. The students–from high schools in Crown Heights, Harlem and the Bronx–will have the opportunity to share their stories and thoughts about gun violence and how it affects their daily lives, and... Read More
Come out Monday to support Poughkeepsie's ordinance on safe storage.

Come out Monday to support Poughkeepsie’s ordinance on safe storage.

We need your support! This Monday, April 20, Poughkeepsie’s City Council will discuss an ordinance on safe gun storage. Please come out to show your support–and stand against the gun lobby! The Council will be discussing a proposed ordinance supported by NYAGV requiring the safe storage of guns in the home that are not in the immediate possession... Read More
Member Meeting Highlights Legislative Activities

Member Meeting Highlights Legislative Activities

At NYAGV’s Spring Member Meeting on March 31 in New York City,  NYAGV members got a chance to network and find out about NYAGV’s state and federal legislative activities. After showing a video, “Guns with History,”  NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett updated attendees on NYAGV’s New York Read More
NYAGV Resources: Fact sheets, guides, research and more.

NYAGV Resources: Fact sheets, guides, research and more.

Remember to check NYAGV’s Resources page regularly for helpful information on gun violence issues, including fact sheets, guides, research reports, and more. Recent additions include: “Is there a gun where my child plays?” –Protecting Children and Teens from Guns in the Home Read More
Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

A child’s access to a gun once again resulted in tragedy yesterday, this time in a Florida home. An argument between brothers turned deadly when a 12-year-old-boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, shot and injured his 16-year-old brother, then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. Read More