legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993

Issues

With a primary focus on New York State and its residents, NYAGV advocates at all levels of government for laws, policies and practices that protect New Yorkers from gun violence.

Below are the common-sense gun measures that NYAGV is currently advocating for.

See NYAGV's Take Action page on how you can help advocate for these and other measures to reduce gun violence.

Issues
Federal: Expanding Background Checks

Federal: Expanding Background Checks

PROBLEM:  A loophole in federal law enables dangerous individuals to avoid background checks by purchasing firearms from private sellers at gun shows and on internet gun sites that are not required to perform background checks on buyers. In addition, due to lax... Read More
Federal: Federally Mandated Concealed Carry

Federal: Federally Mandated Concealed Carry

PROBLEM: Both houses of Congress are considering a dangerous legislation, federally mandated Concealed Carry Reciprocity (H.R.38/ S.446), which would require New York and other strong gun law states to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all other states–no matter how weak their... Read More