The conclusion of a recent report by the Violence Policy Center came as no surprise:

  • States with strong gun violence prevention laws and low rates of gun ownership have the lowest gun death rates in the nation.
  • Conversely, states with lax laws and higher rates of gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths.

Here’s an excellent chart from The American Prospect that puts it into focus:

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NYAGV is proud that New York State has the nation’s fourth lowest gun death rate. But we continue to work for laws like child access prevention (CAP), microstamping and anti-trafficking that will further reduce gun violence in our state.