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We CAN Do Something to Prevent Mass Shootings

We CAN Do Something to Prevent Mass Shootings

The “thoughts and prayers” of politicians will do nothing to prevent the next mass shooting. Or the next. Or the next. The truth is, much can be done to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals–and to help prevent the carnage that Americans fear each day, whether they’re at church, in school, at work, or... Read More
Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

NYAGV, along with a broad coalition of almost 100 advocacy groups, is sponsoring a petition to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. These weapons of war are made for battlefields, not our schools or our churches or our gathering places. Read More
Assault weapons bans work: Let's pass one now!

Assault weapons bans work: Let’s pass one now!

The Orlando shooter was able to massacre scores of innocent people because he was able to purchase a military-style assault weapon. Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were illegal from 1994-2004, when Congress and the George W. Bush administration allowed it to expire. A new report, “Mass Mayhem: Mass Shooters and Assault Weapons,” by the non-partisan Citizens Crime... Read More