NYAGV’s 2021 state legislative agenda aims to reduce gun violence by banning ghost guns, requiring microstamping, and funding gun violence prevention programs in the state budget.

Thanks to the advocacy of NYAGV supporters, two top-priority bills addressing ghost guns – The Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act (S.14/A.613) and the Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act (S.13/A.2666) – were recently passed by the New York State Senate. NYAGV is asking its supporters to keep up the pressure.

Please sign the petition and call your lawmakers to make sure the State Assembly and Senate pass these life-saving bills:

  • The Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act (A.613) and the Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act (A.2666): These bills would ban the manufacture and sale of unserialized guns and unfinished receivers – the untraceable “ghost guns” that can be assembled at home and trafficked by people who would not pass a background check.
  • New York State Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act (S.1049): Evidence-based hospital and community-based violence intervention programs have been proven to reduce the number of shootings in our communities. This budget bill would create stable New York state funding for these programs. 
  • Microstamping Ammunition (S.4116): This bill requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or sold in New York to be microstamped–a technology that stamps an alpha-numeric code onto a gun’s cartridge case–a key tool for law enforcement’s ability to trace crime guns. 
  • Right to Sue Gun Manufacturers (S.1048): The gun industry is too often shielded from liability despite the fact that guns are taking the lives of over 40,000 Americans a year. This would create a right to sue gun manufacturing companies, defining illegal guns as a “public nuisance.”  
  • The Solutions Not Suspension Act (S.0767/A.1981): This law would help end the school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown students by requiring training for school safety officers, reducing punitive discipline and requiring restorative justice practices.

Please sign the petition and contact your lawmakers to ensure a safe New York for all.