legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
NY's A- rating shows smart gun laws work.

NY’s A- rating shows smart gun laws work.

A state-by-state analysis shows that states like New York with stronger gun laws have lower gun death rates, and the states with weaker laws have higher gun death rates.Read More
Help us keep guns away from kids.

Help us keep guns away from kids.

Support Nicholas’s Law for the safe storage of guns in New York.Read More
Latest From NYAGV
Join us: Spring Member Meeting--March 31 in NYC

Join us: Spring Member Meeting–March 31 in NYC

Don’t miss NYAGV’s Spring Member Meeting–Tuesday, March 31 at 6 pm in New York City. You’ll get an update from Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett and others about pending state and federal legislation and other NYAGV activities and find out how you can help advocate to reduce gun violence. The meeting is free for NYAGV... Read More
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) welcomes the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand federal background checks and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, terrorists, and the seriously mentally ill. The bill, H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 was introduced March 4 by Representative Read More
Take action: Stop federally mandated concealed carry!

Take action: Stop federally mandated concealed carry!

Please take action and help us stop federally mandated conceal carry! The House and Senate are considering two dangerous bills, H.R.402 and S.498, which would 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. So if these... Read More
WNY Groups Join CAP Coalition

WNY Groups Join CAP Coalition

NYAGV is pleased to welcome several western New York organizations to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. The Coalition is working to pass Nicholas’s Law–A.53/S.2291–a child access prevention (CAP) law that will reduce child deaths from unintentional shootings, suicides and homicides. Nicholas’s Law would require the safe storage of all guns not in... Read More
Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

More than 2 million American children live in homes with unsecured guns. Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts–and too often, children are the victims. In an analysis of unintentional child gun deaths over the 12-month period... Read More
NY's Gun Death Rate Declines for 4th Year in a Row

NY’s Gun Death Rate Declines for 4th Year in a Row

New York State’s gun death rate declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, and the state now has the third lowest gun death rate in the country, according to a new report by the  Violence Policy Center (VPC).  New York’s gun death rate is 4.39 per 100,000 people–down from 4.99 in 2012–is less than half... Read More
Tonight in Manhasset: "Gun Sense in America"

Tonight in Manhasset: “Gun Sense in America”

Join us tonight in Manhasset for “Gun Sense in America”–a free community event about gun violence and what actions can be taken to reduce it. You’ll hear from panelists including Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett, founding member of Moms Demand Action June Rubin, and author Lois Schaffer about what measures are Read More
Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas's Law

Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas’s Law

Three families recently suffered the tragic deaths of their small children in incidents of unintentional shootings, reminding us of the dangers of unlocked and loaded guns and the need to keep guns out of the reach of children. A five-year old child in Missouri shot and killed his nine-month-old brother with his grandfather’s gun. A... Read More