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Posts tagged "assault weapons ban"
New York acted. Will Washington?

New York acted. Will Washington?

New York recently strengthened its gun laws. Washington should follow its lead. Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed six new gun safety laws that NYAGV had advocated for over many years. We’re grateful to the Governor and the State Legislature for... Read More
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... 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... 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... Read More