legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
Special thanks to all who supported NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction!

Special thanks to all who supported NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction!

We are so close to reaching our fundraising goal, so if you haven’t had the chance to support us and would like to, there is still time!       Your donation will support ReACTION, our school-based education program, which is expanding to reach 35 more schools and 3,000 more...Read More
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Join us Sunday in NYC for "Keep On"--Youth Performances Against Gun Violence

Join us Sunday in NYC for “Keep On”–Youth Performances Against Gun Violence

Join us Sunday afternoon, March 24, at The Improv Asylum in Manhattan for “Keep On”–an afternoon of performances by youth activists against gun violence. The event, which marks one year since March for Our Lives– when young people throughout the world came out to march against gun violence–will feature spoken word, songs and scenes by young... Read More
NYS Legislature Passes Child Access Prevention Bill

NYS Legislature Passes Child Access Prevention Bill

NYAGV applauds the New York State Assembly and Senate for their passage on March 4 of the Child Access Prevention bill. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill, which requires gun owners who live with children, or who know a child could gain access to their gun, to safely store their weapons when not... Read More
U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

On February 27 and 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to strengthen federal background checks that are now headed to the Senate for consideration. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, would require a background check on every gun sale or transfer, with carefully defined exceptions for gifts to family members, hunting, target shooting,... Read More
ERPO "Red Flag" Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

ERPO “Red Flag” Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill into law on February 25. The law–which was one of NYAGV’s top legislative priorities–establishes a court process for removing firearms from individuals who pose a serious threat to themselves or others. Read More
ERPO/ "Red Flag" Bill Signed Into Law

ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill Signed Into Law

The New York Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill is now law, after being signed on February 25 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Read More
Remembering Parkland

Remembering Parkland

On Valentines Day one year ago, 17 students and educators were gunned down and many more injured by a young man with an assault weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Today, we remember these individuals and their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and others who are left to deal with the painful... Read More
Video Comments: NY Lawmakers Pass Six New Gun Safety Bills

Video Comments: NY Lawmakers Pass Six New Gun Safety Bills

Check out these videos featuring NYAGV’s Executive Director, Rebecca Fischer, along with New York State legislators and Governor Cuomo, discussing New York State’s new gun safety bills. The bills were passed by the Assembly and the Senate on January 29, and will become law upon the Governor’s signature. Read More
Gun violence: "a national crisis and an international embarrassment."

Gun violence: “a national crisis and an international embarrassment.”

Gun violence is a “national crisis and an international embarrassment.” –U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler– Today, for the first time in eight years, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence and ways to prevent it. Headed by Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York, this hearing was possible only because across... Read More