1. Support Child Access Prevention: A.53/S.2291, Nicholas’s Law.

Nicholas Naumkin

Nicholas Naumkin

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, who was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend playing with his father’s unlocked gun.

2. Stop Federally Mandated Concealed Carry.concealed-carry-brady-sq

The House and Senate are considering two dangerous bills, H.R.402 and S.498, which would require New York and other strong gun law states to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all other state.  These dangerous 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.

3. Support H.R. 1217 to Expand Federal Background Checks.background checks gun show

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.

4. Support A. 249 and A. 5257 to Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers.domestic-gun-violence-cropped

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.

Contact your NYS Assembly representative and urge support for A.249 and A.5257.

5. Support New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

DONATE to NYAGV.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.)