NYAGV students, along with Youth Over Guns advocates, staff and volunteers, recently participated in Remote Advocacy Week – a large-scale virtual advocacy effort. Over 75 students from the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn met with elected officials, including New York City Council members, state legislators, and members of Congress.

In addition to advocating for government funding for gun violence prevention programs for youth, NYAGV is pushing lawmakers at the state and federal level to enact bills to regulate untraceable ghost guns. Ghost guns include unserialized, undetectable guns made with 3-D printers or assembled at home from kits easily purchased online. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in gun sales, including ghost gun kits, and leaders must act urgently to address this problem. 

You can help by calling your state and federal officials using our legislator look-up tool:

  • Tell your New York state senators and assembly members to support The Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act (Hoylman S.7763/Rosenthal A.9903) and the Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act (Kaplan S.7762/Lavine A.9945)
  • Tell your U.S. Senators and Representatives to pass the Untraceable Firearms Act of 2020.