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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 to prevent it. Headed by Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York, this hearing was possible only because across... 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 supported these bills–so it’s important we all show these legislators our appreciation! Please contact your representatives and thank... 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 guns away from individuals in crisis by empowering family and household members, law enforcement, and... 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 year, most when serving a warrant or responding to a domestic violence dispute. New Yorkers Against... 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: Senators voted down Senator Feinstein’s amendment, 47-53, which could have prevented anyone on the federal terrorism watch list and other... 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 the number of guns sold without background checks, since private sales are not subject by... Read More
Mass Shooting in Rochester Shows Need for Congress to Act

Mass Shooting in Rochester Shows Need for Congress to Act

Three people are dead and four are wounded following a mass shooting in Rochester after a Boys and Girls Club basketball game the evening of August 19. NYAGV calls on Congress to stop the ongoing national carnage and keep guns out of dangerous hands by passing universal background checks and imposing stiffer penalties for gun trafficking.... Read More