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Nita Lowey joins panel at "Kids & Gun Safety" event--May 14 in Armonk

Nita Lowey joins panel at “Kids & Gun Safety” event–May 14 in Armonk

Congresswoman Nita Lowey will join the panel at “Kids & Gun Safety: Accidental Shooting, Suicide and Violence Prevention” on May 14 in Armonk. At this important, free community event, you’ll hear from experts about the... Read More
Faces of NY Gun Violence: Mikey Graham, 13

Faces of NY Gun Violence: Mikey Graham, 13

Michael (“Mikey”) Graham was an athletic and popular eighth grader at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Putnam County, NY. He liked to play football, basketball, lacrosse and video games. On January 14, 2013, Mikey Graham found one of... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Safe Storage of Guns

NYAGV in the News: Safe Storage of Guns

A letter by NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett about the safe storage of guns appeared in The New York Times on February 10. The letter was written in response to Joe Nocera’s “Gun Report” column about how... Read More
Kids and Guns: A Hidden Camera Experiment

Kids and Guns: A Hidden Camera Experiment

Think your child knows not to touch a gun?  Watch this frightening video from ABC and think again. The video is from the network’s “Young Guns” special being shown this Friday, January 31, at 10 pm on “20/20.”  Read More
Help Prevent Child Gun Deaths: Support a CAP Law for NYS

Help Prevent Child Gun Deaths: Support a CAP Law for NYS

While New York State has one of the strongest gun safety laws in the country, the state needs child access prevention (CAP) and safe storage laws to prevent gun accidents among young children. CAP laws—already... Read More
Gun Accidents Highlight Need for Child Access Prevention

Gun Accidents Highlight Need for Child Access Prevention

Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts. Many of these accidental deaths involve children–like the recent heartbreaking reports of a... Read More