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Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

More than 2 million American children live in homes with unsecured guns. Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts–and... Read More
Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas's Law

Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas’s Law

Three families recently suffered the tragic deaths of their small children in incidents of unintentional shootings, reminding us of the dangers of unlocked and loaded guns and the need to keep guns out of the reach of... 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... Read More
CAP Bill Named for Nicholas Naumkin, Victim of Accidental Shooting

CAP Bill Named for Nicholas Naumkin, Victim of Accidental Shooting

New York State’s proposed Child Access Prevention/Safe Storage bill, A8293, has been named “Nicholas’s Bill,” after 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin. In December, 2010, Nicholas, of Saratoga Springs, New York, died after being  shot by a friend who was playing with... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Exec Director's Letter in the NY Times

NYAGV in the News: Exec Director’s Letter in the NY Times

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett’s letter to the editor about children and guns appears in today’s New York Times. She wrote the piece in response to the Times’ recent cover story titled Guns and... Read More
Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

The New York Times reports today that child firearm deaths from accidental shootings are an even greater problem than reports indicate. Due to the “idiosyncrasies in how such deaths are classified by the authorities,” those deaths... Read More