The mission of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) is to reduce gun violence through legislative advocacy and education designed to encourage action, influence public opinion and lead to policy change. With a primary focus on New York State, NYAGV also advocates at the local and national levels for laws, policies and practices that protect New York State residents, particularly youth, from gun violence. NYAGV was established in 1993 by Brooklyn mothers galvanized by the senseless shooting death of a teacher in Prospect Park. It is a nonprofit organization with 501(c) (4) tax status.


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  • Strengthen gun safety laws in New York State. NYAGV was instrumental in the passage of the NY SAFE Act in 2013 and state legislation in 2019.
  • Defend and preserve New York’s strong gun safety laws, which are under constant attack and challenge from gun lobby groups.
  • Strengthen federal gun safety laws, since illegal guns from states with weak laws continue to flood New York communities.

NYAGV’s youth advocacy group, Youth Over Guns, is a New York-based youth group advocating against gun violence, specifically in underserved areas. Click here for more information about Youth Over Guns.

Download NYAGV’s brochure and find out more about NYAGV.

New York State Gun Laws

Take action! Go to NYAGV’s Take Action page and find out how you can advocate for sensible gun laws.

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NYAGV’s Education Fund, the tax exempt 501(c)(3) arm of NYAGV, holds gun-violence-prevention programs for youth and community members.

Download NYAGV’s brochure on Youth and Community Education Programs.

Go to the NYAGV Education Fund Website.