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NYAGV Advocates in Albany for the State ERPO Bill

NYAGV Advocates in Albany for the State ERPO Bill

NYAGV’s Executive Director, Rebecca Fischer, joined state legislators in Albany at a press conference on February 27 to advocate for the New York Extreme Risk Protection Order bills (S.7133/A.8976). Extreme risk protection orders would enable families and police to prevent individuals in crisis from accessing guns through court-issued protection orders. “We thank our supporters for helping us make... Read More
We CAN prevent mass shootings.

We CAN prevent mass shootings.

Yesterday in Parkland, Florida, at least 17 high school students were massacred by a gunman with an AR-15 assault weapon and multiple rounds of ammunition. Once again, easy access to guns caused senseless death, trauma, and grief. The “thoughts and prayers” of elected officials have done nothing to prevent mass shootings and they won’t prevent the next... Read More
Join us Sunday at GOP HQ in White Plains to Protest Mass Shootings

Join us Sunday at GOP HQ in White Plains to Protest Mass Shootings

Please join us and other advocates at the GOP’s headquarters in White Plains to protest against mass shootings and Congress’s inaction to protect its citizen from gun violence. Sunday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm Meet outside the GOP Headquarters 214 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY Read More
NYAGV Statement on the Parkland, Florida, School Shooting

NYAGV Statement on the Parkland, Florida, School Shooting

Although facts are still developing, reports have confirmed that a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault weapon shot and killed at least 17 students yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “Once again, we grieve for the victims and their families in the aftermath of yet another horrific school shooting,” said Rebecca... Read More
Today, break the NRA's heart. Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

Today, break the NRA’s heart. Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

The federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is the NRA’s top priority this year. CCR is a dangerous bill would override state gun laws and force states like New York to accept weaker concealed carry laws of other states. The bill has passed the House and the NRA is pushing hard for Senate approval. The President has... Read More
NYAGV Joins State Lawmakers to Announce Coalition for Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

NYAGV Joins State Lawmakers to Announce Coalition for Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

On January 17 in Albany, NYAGV and other advocacy groups joined with New York State Senators Brian Kavanagh and Brad Hoylman and Assembly member Jo Anne Simon to announce a new coalition to advocate for an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Law in New York State. Extreme risk protection orders would enable families and police to prevent individuals... Read More
Join NYAGV at the 2018 Women's March!

Join NYAGV at the 2018 Women’s March!

Save the date to join NYAGV at the Women’s March on Saturday, January 20 in New York City and Sunday, January 21 in Buffalo. Gun violence is a women’s issue, since thousands of American women fall victim to gun violence each year due to domestic violence and other violent crimes. Please join NYAGV at the... Read More
Support State Funding for Gun Violence Research

Support State Funding for Gun Violence Research

Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims 33,000 American lives each year. Despite this, the federal government bans research on gun violence and its prevention (thanks to the 1997 NRA-backed “Dickey Amendment”). New York and other states must take action to fill this gap and help research ways to prevent gun violence and the... Read More