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U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

On February 27 and 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to strengthen federal background checks that are now headed to the Senate for consideration. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, would require a background check on every gun... Read More
Gun violence: "a national crisis and an international embarrassment."

Gun violence: “a national crisis and an international embarrassment.”

Gun violence is a “national crisis and an international embarrassment.” –U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler– Today, for the first time in eight years, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence and ways... Read More
This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This past week, New York State Senators and Assembly members passed six new bills to reduce gun violence that will become law upon the Governor’s signature. The gun lobby and its supporters are already gearing up to oppose those who... Read More
NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

New York made significant progress in its efforts to reduce gun violence when the State Assembly and Senate approved six bills on January 29. Read More
Three crucial bills to support now.

Three crucial bills to support now.

The representatives you helped elect in November are taking action—as they promised—to reduce gun violence. Please act now to show your support for these crucial bills: New York ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill The Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill would keep... Read More
Illegal Guns Endanger Police as Shootings Spike

Illegal Guns Endanger Police as Shootings Spike

The danger of too many guns in our nation’s streets has a deadly impact on both civilians and law enforcement. Last week the nation reached the unacceptable tally of 56 law enforcement officers shot to death so far this... Read More
Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

US Senators again failed to protect the American public by voting down strong and effective measures to close the terror gap and and institute universal background checks on gun sales. In votes on June 20:... Read More
Facebook to Ban Private Gun Sales

Facebook to Ban Private Gun Sales

NYAGV applauds Facebook’s recent announcement that it will ban the private sales of guns on its Facebook  and Instagram sites. Facebook’s ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns, not to licensed gun dealers and gun clubs. The move by Facebook will reduce... Read More