Thanks to NYAGV member support and a progressive new county executive, gun shows are now banned at Westchester County Center and other county-owned properties.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer

Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed an executive order this week that bans gun shows at all county-owned properties. We applaud this action by County Executive Latimer, who NYAGV endorsed because of his strong stance against gun violence.

Last year, the County legislature passed a bill to ban the gun shows, but despite strong support by Westchester residents and gun violence prevention groups including NYAGV, it was vetoed by former County Executive Rob Astorino. The legislature is expected to introduce a similar bill this session, which County Executive Latimer has promised to sign.

Thank you for taking action and making your voice heard by signing our petition and reaching out to elected officials. You helped make this ban happen!