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Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Don’t let the NRA-backed Congress override New York’s strong, sensible gun laws.Read More
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Students Heading to Albany for Lobby Day

Students Heading to Albany for Lobby Day

On Tuesday, May 2, we’ll be taking high school students in the NYAGV ReAction Youth Program on a field trip to the state capital–where they’ll get a chance to meet with legislators, share their experiences, and advocate against gun violence. Albany Day will be a life-changing experience for these students. Won’t you please help defray the... Read More
Public Forum Discusses Ways to Act Against Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Public Forum Discusses Ways to Act Against Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Thanks to all who came out April 4 in New York City for the public forum about the dangers of federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity (CCR). CCR would override New York’s strong, sensible gun laws and allow visitors from weak gun law states to carry hidden, loaded weapons onto our streets and into our public spaces. At the... Read More
Take Action: Don't Let Congress Override New York's Strong Gun Laws

Take Action: Don’t Let Congress Override New York’s Strong Gun Laws

New York’s strong gun laws are under threat by the NRA-backed Congress. Both houses are considering dangerous legislation to 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. Read More
Join us April 19: Post-show Talk-Back with the Cast of "Church & State"

Join us April 19: Post-show Talk-Back with the Cast of “Church & State”

Join NYAGV and the cast of Church & State for a post-show talk-back April 19 in New York City. This new original play is about a political candidate who impulsively tells the truth about his views on God and guns and has to deal with the consequences. It was named one of the Top Ten L.A. Theatre Productions Read More
Join us April 4 for a Free Public Forum on Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Join us April 4 for a Free Public Forum on Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Please join NYAGV April 4 in New York City for a free community discussion, “Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Dangerous for New York.” Federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity (CCR) would override New York law and allow visitors from weak gun law states to carry hidden weapons onto our streets and into our public places such as Times Square,... Read More
NYAGV's Harrison to Speak at Albany Conference February 18

NYAGV’s Harrison to Speak at Albany Conference February 18

Shaina Harrison, NYAGV Program Director, will be speaking on the “Innovative Strategies to Address Gun Violence in Communities of Color” panel at this weekend’s Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators in Albany. The panel is scheduled for Saturday, February 18 at 9:15 at the New York... Read More
Congress Votes to Make it Easier for the Mentally Ill to Get Guns

Congress Votes to Make it Easier for the Mentally Ill to Get Guns

Congress is making it easier for mentally ill people to buy firearms, after the Senate voted 57-43 to approve to H.J.Res. 40 on February 16. The resolution, expected to be signed by the President, will undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able... Read More
Take Action to Oppose President Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

Take Action to Oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Please join NYAGV in opposing President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. New York State’s gun laws are some of the strongest in the nation and have helped keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence. Judge Gorsuch’s record indicates that he would weaken reasonable public safety laws and make... Read More