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NYAGV Statement on Orlando Massacre

NYAGV Statement on Orlando Massacre

NYAGV Statement on the Orlando Night Club Massacre, the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History NYAGV joins with President Obama and all Americans to express our horror following the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history that took place early this morning in Orlando. We know that at least fifty people were slaughtered and another... Read More
351 Mass Shootings in 2015--So Far

351 Mass Shootings in 2015–So Far

According to the Washington Post, today’s mass shooting in San Bernardino California is the 351st mass shooting in the U.S. in the 334 days of 2015. Early reports say today’s shooters used military-style assault weapons to commit their murders. Read More
NYAGV Statement on Assault Weapons Registration Deadline

NYAGV Statement on Assault Weapons Registration Deadline

NYAGV has issued a statement regarding the April 15 deadline to register militay-style assault weapons in New York State. Read More
ID Needed to Vote--But Not to Buy an Assault Weapon

ID Needed to Vote–But Not to Buy an Assault Weapon

“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon,” former President Bill Clinton stated recently. But take a look at this map from ThinkProgress: individuals in the U.S. can buy assault weapons without showing identification in more than 30 states, while federal law prohibits states from allowing individuals to vote without... Read More

July 19, 2013–NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the Aurora Theater Massacre

July 19, 2013 –NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the  Aurora Theater Massacre Read More
NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the  Aurora Theater Massacre

NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the Aurora Theater Massacre

One year after the Aurora, CO movie theater massacre, Americans remain vulnerable to mass shootings with assault weapons and high capacity magazines due to the failure of Congress to enact common sense gun safety legislation. At the Aurora massacre, 71 Americans were shot and 12 were killed when James Holmes opened fire on a movie theater... Read More
“Law and Order” Senators Vote Against Law and Order

“Law and Order” Senators Vote Against Law and Order

While many gun supporters oppose any reasonable limits on who should be able to buy and carry a gun, they also claim to be for “law and order.” However, the Senate’s vote on April 17th against background checks was clearly a vote against law and order. With the vote, dangerous criminals, the seriously mentally ill and domestic abusers... Read More
“Shameful” Senate Votes Down Background Checks

“Shameful” Senate Votes Down Background Checks

Despite support of over 90% of Americans, and despite the pleas from parents of massacred children, yesterday the U.S. Senate defeated legislation calling for background checks on most gun sales. Two parents of gunned-down children shouted “Shame on you!” from the Senate gallery after the vote. The Senate also defeated measures to ban military-style assault... Read More