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gun violence since 1993
Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Don’t let the NRA-backed Congress override New York’s strong, sensible gun laws.Read More
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Resisting the Gun Lobby and Protecting New Yorkers

Resisting the Gun Lobby and Protecting New Yorkers

The gun lobby and their friends in Washington are pushing measures that will bring more guns into our communities. To resist their dangerous agenda and keep New Yorkers safe, we need to strengthen our state laws. NYAGV has been working hard with lawmakers, law enforcement, and advocates to urge passage of several common sense gun... Read More
Our Students Loved Albany Lobby Day!

Our Students Loved Albany Lobby Day!

Thanks to our supporters for making Albany Lobby Day an unforgettable experience for our ReAction Youth Education students! They had the chance to meet with state legislators–including Carmen Arroyo, Mark Gjonaj, Brian Kavanagh and others, participate in a press conference with legislators, and see state government in action!   Read More
Will you sponsor a student for just $40?

Will you sponsor a student for just $40?

Our ReACTION Youth Program students are excited for their Albany Lobby Day field trip, where they’ll have a unique opportunity to meet with legislators, share their stories about gun violence, and advocate for laws to keep them safe. Here’s what past students have said about the trip: “On Albany Day, we did a “Stand Up”... Read More
NYAGV Appoints New Executive Director

NYAGV Appoints New Executive Director

On April 26, the Boards of Directors of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) and the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund announced the appointment of Rebecca Fischer as Executive Director. Fischer, an attorney, previously practiced labor and employment law at a boutique firm that provides representation and strategic advice to non-profit management. Affiliated... Read More
Students Heading to Albany for Lobby Day

Students Heading to Albany for Lobby Day

On Tuesday, May 2, we’ll be taking high school students in the NYAGV ReAction Youth Program on a field trip to the state capital–where they’ll get a chance to meet with legislators, share their experiences, and advocate against gun violence. Albany Day will be a life-changing experience for these students. Won’t you please help defray the... Read More
Public Forum Discusses Ways to Act Against Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Public Forum Discusses Ways to Act Against Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Thanks to all who came out April 4 in New York City for the public forum about the dangers of federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity (CCR). CCR would override New York’s strong, sensible gun laws and allow visitors from weak gun law states to carry hidden, loaded weapons onto our streets and into our public spaces. At the... Read More
Take Action: Don't Let Congress Override New York's Strong Gun Laws

Take Action: Don’t Let Congress Override New York’s Strong Gun Laws

New York’s strong gun laws are under threat by the NRA-backed Congress. Both houses are considering dangerous legislation to 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. Read More
Join us April 19: Post-show Talk-Back with the Cast of "Church & State"

Join us April 19: Post-show Talk-Back with the Cast of “Church & State”

Join NYAGV and the cast of Church & State for a post-show talk-back April 19 in New York City. This new original play is about a political candidate who impulsively tells the truth about his views on God and guns and has to deal with the consequences. It was named one of the Top Ten L.A. Theatre Productions Read More