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Gun Deaths from Suicide Up in 2014

Gun Deaths from Suicide Up in 2014

Gun deaths from suicide increased in 2014, making up a larger proportion of gun deaths in both New York State and the U.S. While gun suicides were up, gun homicides were down, for both the state and the country. Suicides made up 54.2% of the New York gun deaths, and 63.6% of the nation’s gun... Read More
Facebook to Ban Private Gun Sales

Facebook to Ban Private Gun Sales

NYAGV applauds Facebook’s recent announcement that it will ban the private sales of guns on its Facebook  and Instagram sites. Facebook’s ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns, not to licensed gun dealers and gun clubs. The move by Facebook will reduce the number of guns sold without background checks, since private sales are not subject by... Read More
Take the pledge this election season!

Take the pledge this election season!

“I will not campaign for, vote for, or support any candidate who does not support common-sense gun reform.”  In his New York Times op-ed, “Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility,” President Obama stated, “Even as I continue to take every action possible as president, I will also take every action I can as a citizen. I will not... Read More
Community Discussions: Rochester and Buffalo

Community Discussions: Rochester and Buffalo

NYAGV continues its activities at the community level, participating in several recent forums on gun violence with local organizations and elected officials in Rochester and Buffalo. “With our strong grassroots presence in Western New York, we have dispelled the gun lobby myth that Upstate New Yorkers don’t care about gun violence prevention. They care passionately and support... Read More
Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

NYAGV joined Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Police Chief Brendan Cox and Albany Common Council member Cathy Fahey on January 14 to welcome in the City of Albany’s new firearm safe storage law.  Albany is the fifth New York Read More
What we've accomplished together in 2015.

What we’ve accomplished together in 2015.

Thank you for supporting our work to make New York a safer place. In 2015, with your help, we were able to: Expand our school-based education program, reACTION, to reach over 900 public high school students. Increase community workshops and outreach events throughout the state. Keep New York State at the forefront of gun laws to... Read More
NY Gets High Marks for Strong Gun Laws

NY Gets High Marks for Strong Gun Laws

New York State has again earned top marks for its strong gun laws, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s leading resource for tracking and analyzing gun laws. Read More
New York State Gun Law Summary

New York State Gun Law Summary

A summary of New York State gun laws from the 2015 Gun Law State Scorecard, published by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence: New York State Gun Laws Among other things, New York: Requires all private firearm sales, including those at a gun show, to be processed through a licensed dealer, who conducts a... Read More