Please take action to support these common-sense gun laws!
1. Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention
The Child Access Prevention or Safe Storage Act, a.k.a. Nicholas’s Law, would require the safe storage of weapons in New York State not in the immediate possession or control of the owner. In June 2015, the New York State Assembly passed the law (A.53), but the Senate failed to take up the measure (S.2291). The bill is named for 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin, 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.
H.R. 3411, the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2015, would close the private gun sale loophole that currently allows terrorists, criminals, domestic abusers and the seriously mentally ill to purchase guns on the internet, from individuals, and at gun shows. H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, would expand federal background checks to cover all commercial firearm sales– including those at gun shows, over the internet or in classified ads–but allows exceptions for family/friend transfers.
- Send a message to your Congressional representatives asking them to support expanded federal background checks.
A.249, The Safe Homes Act, would authorize New York law enforcement to remove firearms found on the premises where there has been a report of domestic violence. A.5257, The Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender bill, which would require New York law enforcement to remove guns from the possession of individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Send a message to your NYS Assembly representative and urge support for A.249 and A.5257.
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.)