legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
Posts tagged "A8293"
“Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”

“Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”

Today, on National Ask Day–-and everyday your child goes to a friend’s house to play–ask that question. One-third of U.S. households own guns—so chances are, some of your neighbors do, too. In New York, we’re trying to prevent unintentional shootings and suicides in children by passing Nicholas’s Law (A.8293/S.7822).  This crucial measure would require gun... Read More
Nicholas's Law Introduced in NYS Senate

Nicholas’s Law Introduced in NYS Senate

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is pleased to report that S7822–the Senate version of  Nicholas’s Law–was introduced in the New York State  Senate on June 12. Nicholas’s Law–NYAGV’s legislative priority–would require safe storage of guns not in the immediate possession of the owner. Introduced in Read More
NYAGV Welcomes Another New Member to the CAP Coalition

NYAGV Welcomes Another New Member to the CAP Coalition

The Reform Jewish Voice of New York State is the latest new member of the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. NYAGV is organizing the coalition to build support for the enactment of A8293, Nicholas’s Law, a child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe Read More
Making the case for Nicholas's Law.

Making the case for Nicholas’s Law.

NYAGV’s Leah Gunn Barrett and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel appeared on “Capital Tonight” recently to make the case for Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns in New York homes. They were interviewed by host Nick Reisman about the dangers to children when guns are left unlocked and Read More
NYAGV Press Conference Calls for CAP Law to Prevent Child Gun Deaths

NYAGV Press Conference Calls for CAP Law to Prevent Child Gun Deaths

NYAGV’s held a press conference Tuesday with State Legislators Against Illegal Guns and victims of gun violence to defend NY SAFE and to call for additional gun safety measures to save lives. The event was held inside the Capitol Building in Albany. One such measure–Nicholas’s Bill, A8293–the Child Access Prevention or Safe Storage Bill–would require the... Read More
Sign the petition to pass Nicholas's Law.

Sign the petition to pass Nicholas’s Law.

Help us prevent child gun deaths. Sign the petition for Nicholas’s Law requiring the safe storage of guns in New York homes. Read More
Help pass Nicholas's Bill to keep guns away from kids.

Help pass Nicholas’s Bill to keep guns away from kids.

Nicholas Naumkin was 12 years old when he was shot and killed by a friend playing with his father’s unlocked and loaded gun. Nicholas’s death could have been prevented if the gun owner had locked up his gun. Please help us pass A8293, Nicholas’s Bill–requiring the safe storage of guns in the home– Read More
Faces of NY Gun Violence: Mikey Graham, 13

Faces of NY Gun Violence: Mikey Graham, 13

Michael (“Mikey”) Graham was an athletic and popular eighth grader at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Putnam County, NY. He liked to play football, basketball, lacrosse and video games. On January 14, 2013, Mikey Graham found one of his father’s unlocked, loaded guns, and committed suicide. Read More