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We CAN Do Something to Prevent Mass Shootings

We CAN Do Something to Prevent Mass Shootings

The “thoughts and prayers” of politicians will do nothing to prevent the next mass shooting. Or the next. Or the next. The truth is, much can be done to keep guns out of the... Read More
“You won’t truly understand gun violence until you see the Newtown documentary.”

“You won’t truly understand gun violence until you see the Newtown documentary.”

That’s what Esquire magazine said about Newtown, a new documentary about the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. The... Read More
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More
NYAGV Statement on Orlando Massacre

NYAGV Statement on Orlando Massacre

NYAGV Statement on the Orlando Night Club Massacre, the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History NYAGV joins with President Obama and all Americans to express our horror following the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s... Read More
351 Mass Shootings in 2015--So Far

351 Mass Shootings in 2015–So Far

According to the Washington Post, today’s mass shooting in San Bernardino California is the 351st mass shooting in the U.S. in the 334 days of 2015. Early reports say today’s shooters used military-style assault... Read More