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2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction - Monday, October 20, NYC

2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction – Monday, October 20, NYC

Reserve your tickets now for this popular event!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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NYAGV Endorses Kathleen Rice for Retiring Carolyn McCarthy's Seat

NYAGV Endorses Kathleen Rice for Retiring Carolyn McCarthy’s Seat

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett, joined by Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, yesterday endorsed Nassau County D.A. Kathleen Rice to fill Congresswoman McCarthy’s Congressional seat. Congresswoman McCarthy, who is retiring at the end of her current term, has been one of the nation’s leading advocates against gun violence in Congress throughout her 18-year Read More
Honoree Profile: Amy Domini

Honoree Profile: Amy Domini

Amy Domini, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Domini Social Investments, will be the recipient of the NYAGV Founder’s Award at the 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on October 20 in New York City. Widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing, Ms. Domini is being honored for her advocacy against investments in firearm manufacturers.... Read More
Join NYAGV in Buffalo this Sunday.

Join NYAGV in Buffalo this Sunday.

Stop by the NYAGV table at the Buffalo Peace and Nonviolence Festival–this Sunday, September 21–and show your support for child access prevention and safe gun storage by signing the petition for Nicholas’s Law (A8293/S7822). Read More
Honoree Profile: Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Honoree Profile: Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

At the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on October 20 in New York City, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy will be the recipient of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service. McCarthy was chosen for the honor for her leadership on gun safety issues for her nine terms over in Congress. Former New York... Read More
Death of Rochester Policeman a Reminder That Strong Federal Guns Laws Are Crucial

Death of Rochester Policeman a Reminder That Strong Federal Guns Laws Are Crucial

The death this week of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson–allegedly by a career criminal using an illegal gun–is another stark reminder that Congress has failed its constituents. New York State has strong gun laws, so criminals like the suspect in this case, Thomas Johnson, are prevented from buying guns in our state. But illegal guns... Read More
NY Nurses Group Joins CAP Coalition

NY Nurses Group Joins CAP Coalition

The New York State Nurses Association–the state’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses–has joined the coalition to help enact A8293/S7822, Nicholas’s Law. NYAGV is organizing the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns to build support for the enactment of Nicholas’s Law, a proposed New York State child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe storage of... Read More
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo Joins Lineup at NYAGV Annual Benefit

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo Joins Lineup at NYAGV Annual Benefit

Former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo will join the evening’s lineup for the NYAGV Education Fund 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction when he presents the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service to Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.  The event is scheduled for October 20, from 6:30 – 9 pm, at The Rosenthal Pavilion at the NYU Kimmel Center in New... Read More
Video interview: Oxsana Naumkin Discusses Nicholas's Shooting

Video interview: Oxsana Naumkin Discusses Nicholas’s Shooting

Oxsana Naumkin–whose son, Nicholas, was unintentionally shot and killed by a playmate when he was 12 years old–discussed Nicholas’s shooting and the need to safe gun storage laws on a recent segment on Fox & Friends. The August 6 segment, titled “Crucial Conversation: How to ask other parents about gun ownership,” also mentions Nicholas’s Law–the... Read More