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gun violence since 1993
Your tax-deductible donation can help transform young lives.

Your tax-deductible donation can help transform young lives.

This year-end, help us transform young lives with a tax-deductible donation to the NYAGV Education Fund.Read More
Congratulations to Congresswoman McCarthy!

Congratulations to Congresswoman McCarthy!

Congratulations to Carolyn McCarthy, recipient of NYAGV’s Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service.Read More
Sign the petition to pass Nicholas's Law.

Sign the petition to pass Nicholas’s Law.

Help us prevent child gun deaths. Sign the petition for A8293/S7822, Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns in New York homes.Read More
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"Guns and Domestic Violence"--A free community forum December 8

“Guns and Domestic Violence”–A free community forum December 8

Join NYAGV, CONNECT and other advocates against gun and domestic violence on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 pm for “Guns and Domestic Violence: A Lethal Combination.” This free community event will be held at John Jay College in Manhattan. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will provide you with an overview of Read More
This Saturday: Talk-Back Panel After DOC NYC's Gun Violence Documentary

This Saturday: Talk-Back Panel After DOC NYC’s Gun Violence Documentary

NYAGV’s Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will be participating in a Talk-back panel with the film subjects and producer of  DOC NYC’s “No Control” documentary following the film’s premier this Saturday at 9:30 pm. The film, part of the DOC NYC documentary film festival, will be shown at the IFC Center in New York City. “No Control”... Read More
More PTAs Join CAP Coalition

More PTAs Join CAP Coalition

NYAGV continues to build support for Nicholas’s Law with the addition of new school parent organizations to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. The Coalition–which now has 47 member organizations–was formed by NYAGV to work for the  enactment of Nicholas’s Law, a child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe storage of guns in New... Read More
Vote today to reduce gun violence!

Vote today to reduce gun violence!

Vote today for candidates who’ve committed to passing common sense gun laws to reduce gun violence. Here are some New York candidates who’ve made the commitment: NYS Senate: Justin Wagner (D-40); Mark Grisanti (I-60); Ted O’Brien (D-55);  Terry Gipson (D-41); James Kemmerer (D-22) NYS Read More
Community Panels and Events

Community Panels and Events

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence frequency participates in panels and events that address gun violence. The following events are scheduled for November: Tuesday, November 4, 7 pm: Post-show Talk-Back Discussion after MCC Theater’s “Punk Rock,” Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, NYC. NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will be part of the discussion about gun violence in schools... Read More
NYAGV Candidate Endorsements

NYAGV Candidate Endorsements

Election day is Tuesday, November 4. Remember to vote and please support these candidates committed to taking action to reduce and prevent gun violence: NYS Senate: Justin Wagner (D-40); Mark Grisanti (I-60); Ted O’Brien (D-55);  Terry Gipson (D-41); James Kemmerer (D-22) NYS Assembly: Brian Kavanagh (D-74); Michelle Schimel (D-16); Gary Pudup (D-134) NYS Governor: Andrew... Read More
New York's Gun Death Rate Declines: Strong Gun Laws Work

New York’s Gun Death Rate Declines: Strong Gun Laws Work

New York State’s gun death rate dipped to 4.99 per 100,000, according to a recent report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) that analyzed 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. New York again has the fourth lowest gun death rate in the nation, with its gun death... Read More
87 School Shootings Since Newtown; Family Gun Again the Source

87 School Shootings Since Newtown; Family Gun Again the Source

The recent school shooting near Seattle is the 87th school shooting since the Newtown massacre less than two years ago. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families in this latest senseless tragedy. Police report that the weapon used in this latest shooting was owned by a family member. Unfortunately, guns in the home... Read More