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Guns: The Weapons of Choice When Men Murder Women

Guns: The Weapons of Choice When Men Murder Women

Guns were the weapons most commonly used by men to murder women in the U.S., according to a new study, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data, by the Violence... Read More
Success! NYS Assembly Votes to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

Success! NYS Assembly Votes to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

Thanks to your help, the New York State Assembly on May 3 voted overwhelmingly to pass the Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender Law, A.5257. The bill, sponsored by Amy Paulin and passed... Read More
NYAGV Joins Gillibrand to Close Domestic Violence-Gun Loopholes

NYAGV Joins Gillibrand to Close Domestic Violence-Gun Loopholes

NYAGV was on hand February 20 with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Richard Blumenthal, other elected officials, and domestic violence survivors to call for legislation to strengthen federal laws regarding domestic violence and... Read More
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Reducing Access to Firearms

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Reducing Access to Firearms

More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun,  according to “When Men Murder Women, An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data,”  a... Read More
NY: Guns and Domestic Violence

NY: Guns and Domestic Violence

PROBLEM: Access to guns is a key factor in domestic violence homicides. From 2001 through 2012, 6,410 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun. The presence of a gun in... Read More
States prove it: Background checks save lives.

States prove it: Background checks save lives.

States like New York that require background checks on all gun sales have almost 50% less domestic homicides, law enforcement homicides, and suicides, according to a recent report by Everytown for Gun Safety.... Read More
"Guns and Domestic Violence" Event Draws 150

“Guns and Domestic Violence” Event Draws 150

At John Jay College Monday evening over 150 attendees and representatives of 20 organizations from the domestic violence and gun violence prevention communities came together to discuss the deadly combination of intimate partner... Read More
"Guns and Domestic Violence"--A free community forum December 8

“Guns and Domestic Violence”–A free community forum December 8

Join NYAGV, CONNECT and other advocates against gun and domestic violence on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 pm for “Guns and Domestic Violence: A Lethal Combination.” This free community event will be held... Read More