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ERPO/ "Red Flag" Bill Signed Into Law

ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill Signed Into Law

The New York Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill is now law, after being signed on February 25 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.Read More
NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

New York made significant progress in its efforts to reduce gun violence when the State Assembly and Senate approved six bills on January 29.Read More
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NYS Legislature Passes Child Access Prevention Bill

NYS Legislature Passes Child Access Prevention Bill

NYAGV applauds the New York State Assembly and Senate for their passage on March 4 of the Child Access Prevention bill. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill, which requires gun owners who live with children, or who know a child could gain access to their gun, to safely store their weapons when not... Read More
U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

On February 27 and 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to strengthen federal background checks that are now headed to the Senate for consideration. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, would require a background check on every gun sale or transfer, with carefully defined exceptions for gifts to family members, hunting, target shooting,... Read More
ERPO Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

ERPO Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill into law on February 25. The law–which was one of NYAGV’s top legislative priorities–establishes a court process for removing firearms from individuals who pose a serious threat to themselves or others. Read More
Remembering Parkland

Remembering Parkland

On Valentines Day one year ago, 17 students and educators were gunned down and many more injured by a young man with an assault weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Today, we remember these individuals and their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and others who are left to deal with the painful... Read More
Video Comments: NY Lawmakers Pass Six New Gun Safety Bills

Video Comments: NY Lawmakers Pass Six New Gun Safety Bills

Check out these videos featuring NYAGV’s Executive Director, Rebecca Fischer, along with New York State legislators and Governor Cuomo, discussing New York State’s new gun safety bills. The bills were passed by the Assembly and the Senate on January 29, and will become law upon the Governor’s signature. Read More
Gun violence: "a national crisis and an international embarrassment."

Gun violence: “a national crisis and an international embarrassment.”

Gun violence is a “national crisis and an international embarrassment.” –U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler– Today, for the first time in eight years, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence and ways to prevent it. Headed by Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York, this hearing was possible only because across... Read More
This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This past week, New York State Senators and Assembly members passed six new bills to reduce gun violence that will become law upon the Governor’s signature. The gun lobby and its supporters are already gearing up to oppose those who supported these bills–so it’s important we all show these legislators our appreciation! Please contact your representatives and thank... Read More
Three crucial bills to support now.

Three crucial bills to support now.

The representatives you helped elect in November are taking action—as they promised—to reduce gun violence. Please act now to show your support for these crucial bills: New York ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill The Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill would keep guns away from individuals in crisis by empowering family and household members, law enforcement, and... Read More