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
NY: ERPO/"Red Flag" Law

NY: ERPO/”Red Flag” Law

PROBLEM: We’ve seen way too often how when an individual in crisis has access to guns, the result is often deadly–whether it’s a suicide of a loved one or a mass shooting of scores of innocent people. Individuals in crisis often exhibit “red flag” behavior or other warning signs indicating that they are dangerous to themselves or others. ... Read More
NY: Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention

NY: Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention

PROBLEM: Researchers have found that millions of children live in homes with easily accessible guns. The presence of unlocked guns in the home increases the risk of accidental gun injuries, intentional shootings and suicides. New York State currently has no law specifically penalizing a person who enables a child to access a firearm. SOLUTION:  New York... Read More
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 enforcement in some states, millions of records of mentally ill and violent offenders... 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 gun laws. Read More