1. Support Child Access Prevention: A.53/S.2291, Nicholas’s Law.
A.53/S.2291–The Child Access Prevention or Safe Storage Act, a.k.a. Nicholas’s Law–will require the safe storage of weapons in New York State not in the immediate possession or control of the owner. A.53/S.2291 is named for 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin (shown below right), who was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend playing with his father’s unlocked gun.
- Send a message directly to your NYS Senate and Assembly representatives.
- Sign the petition for Nicholas’s Law and share the petition with your NY friends and colleagues.
- Add your organization to the NYS Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. Contact NYAGV at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
The House and Senate are considering H.R.402 and S.498, two dangerous bills that would require New York and other strong gun law states to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all other state. These bills would preempt New York’s strong gun laws, and allow even dangerous individuals with criminal records or histories of violence to freely carry their weapons into our state, endangering the safety of New Yorkers.
H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, is a bipartisan bill introduced in March 2015 that will expand the existing federal background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales– including those at gun shows, over the internet or in classified ads–with exceptions for family/friend transfers.
- Send a message to your member of Congress asking them to strongly support H.R.1217 by becoming a co-sponsor.
A.249, The Safe Homes Act, would authorize law enforcement to remove firearms found on the premises where there has been a report of domestic violence. A.5257, The Domestic Violence Loophole bill, which would require law enforcement to remove guns from the possession of individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
5. Support New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.
Donate to the NYAGV advocacy fund and help NYAGV fight for common-sense laws that protect New Yorkers from gun violence. (Or, make a tax deductible donation to the NYAGV Education Fund to help NYAGV educate the public about reducing gun violence.)