Nicholas was a happy child who loved music and art.

I still have this drawing that my son, Nicholas, made for me.

He was just 12 years old when he was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend who was playing with his father’s unlocked and loaded gun.

There are too many mothers like me who won’t be hearing from their children this Mother’s Day. And there’ll be more tomorrow–and every day after–unless we stop child access to guns.

One of your neighbors probably owns a gun–afterall, 1/3 of U.S. households do. And there’s no law in New York State for the safe storage of guns–even when kids are around.

This Mother’s Day, do something to help protect children: Help us pass “Nicholas’s Law.”

Named for my son, Nicholas’s Law–A8293, the New York Child Access Prevention/Safe Weapon Storage Act—requires the safe storage of guns that are not in the immediate possession or control of the gun owner. Nicholas’s Law will prevent child access to guns—and save innocent young lives.

For the safety of all our children, it’s crucial we get Nicholas’s Law passed.


Oksana Naumkin

P.S. Please consider helping our efforts to pass Nicholas’s Law with a donation today–or a Mother’s Day gift donation in honor of someone special. Thank you.