The Gun Violence Epidemic
Each year in the U.S., over 30,000 Americans are killed by gun violence – suicides, homicides and unintentional shootings–and more than 70,000 are injured. Felons, domestic abusers and the seriously mentally ill continue to have easy access to firearms and ammunition due to weak federal gun safety laws. (See NYAGV’s Firearms Facts and Figures for details on the gun violence problem.)
NYAGV works to reduce gun violence through legislative advocacy and education designed to encourage action, influence public opinion and lead to policy change. With a primary focus on New York State and its residents, NYAGV advocates at all levels of government for laws, policies and practices that protect New Yorkers from gun violence.
Below are the sensible gun safety measures NYAGV is fighting for.
Also see the NYAGV Resources page for gun violence facts and figures and the role of guns in suicides, domestic violence, accidental shootings, child gun deaths, and more.