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gun violence since 1993
The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 25!Read More
NYAGV's Annual Benefit

NYAGV’s Annual Benefit

November 15 in NYC–mark your calendar! Read More
Latest From NYAGV
NYS Assault Weapons Ban Passes Supreme Court Challenge

NYS Assault Weapons Ban Passes Supreme Court Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 refused to hear appeals that challenged assault weapons bans passed by the states of New York and Connecticut. Its refusal allows the weapons bans to stand. After the Sandy Hook shootings, both New York and Connecticut passed legislation that prohibited the possession of some semiautomatic “assault weapons” and... Read More
Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

NYAGV, along with a broad coalition of almost 100 advocacy groups, is sponsoring a petition to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. These weapons of war are made for battlefields, not our schools or our churches or our gathering places. Read More
New NYAGV PSAs: "It's your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?"

New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”

NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home. The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a teen breakup, and a domestic argument–can turn deadly when a gun is present. Read More
NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

How does your New York State Senator and Assembly member stand on the gun safety issue? Take a look at this new ranking from NYAGV and find out! We reviewed each legislator’s vote on the New York SAFE Act and the attempts to repeal it, as well as their support for Nicholas’s Law for safe gun... Read More
Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

US Senators again failed to protect the American public by voting down strong and effective measures to close the terror gap and and institute universal background checks on gun sales. In votes on June 20: Senators voted down Senator Feinstein’s amendment, 47-53, which could have prevented anyone on the federal terrorism watch list and other... Read More
Assault weapons bans work: Let's pass one now!

Assault weapons bans work: Let’s pass one now!

The Orlando shooter was able to massacre scores of innocent people because he was able to purchase a military-style assault weapon. Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were illegal from 1994-2004, when Congress and the George W. Bush administration allowed it to expire. A new report, “Mass Mayhem: Mass Shooters and Assault Weapons,” by the non-partisan Citizens Crime... Read More
Remember the Students Lost to Gun Violence: Sign Their Yearbook

Remember the Students Lost to Gun Violence: Sign Their Yearbook

Unlike millions of other students in the U.S., not all get the chance to have their high school yearbook signed by their friends. Why? Because each year, 2,000 young Americans lose their lives to gun-violence before getting the chance to graduate high school. This year, NYAGV is dedicating a unique yearbook to the students who lost... Read More
Doing nothing is unacceptable.

Doing nothing is unacceptable.

Assault weapons are weapons of war, designed to quickly kill large numbers of people–and they’ve become the weapons of choice in mass shootings, from Newtown, CT, to San Bernardino, CA, and now to Orlando, FL. Due to Congress’s inaction, these military-style weapons are still available to civilians, and innocent American citizens continue to fall victim. Don’t do... Read More