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Safe Storage Law Proposed for Suffolk County

Safe Storage Law Proposed for Suffolk County

Suffolk County is the latest New York County to consider a gun safe storage law. DuWayne Gregory, County Legislature Presiding Officer, proposed a law (Resolution 1777-2016) September 9 requiring gun owners to install safety locks on their weapons or store them in safes. Gregory commented, “It is imperative that if people are going to continue to... Read More
New NYAGV PSAs: "It's your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?"

New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”

NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home. The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a teen breakup, and a domestic argument–can turn deadly when a gun is present. Read More
"Is there a gun in the home?" Don't forget to ask.

“Is there a gun in the home?” Don’t forget to ask.

Thanks to actress Julianna Margulies for filming this powerful PSA about the importance of safe storage. Each week in the U.S., two children are shot unintentionally — most often in their own homes, with a relative’s gun. When your child goes on a play date, remember to ask, “Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”... Read More
Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

NYAGV joined Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Police Chief Brendan Cox and Albany Common Council member Cathy Fahey on January 14 to welcome in the City of Albany’s new firearm safe storage law.  Albany is the fifth New York Read More
How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas's Law?

How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas’s Law?

Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns not in the immediate possession of the owner, passed the New York State Assembly June 16 by a vote of 81-66. Did your representative vote to keep guns away from kids by voting yes? Read More
Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

A child’s access to a gun once again resulted in tragedy yesterday, this time in a Florida home. An argument between brothers turned deadly when a 12-year-old-boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, shot and injured his 16-year-old brother, then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. Read More
NY: Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention

NY: Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention

PROBLEM: Researchers have found that millions of children live in homes with easily accessible guns. The presence of unlocked guns in the home increases the risk of accidental gun injuries, intentional shootings and suicides. New York State currently has no law specifically penalizing a person who enables a child to access a firearm. SOLUTION:  New York... Read More
WNY Groups Join CAP Coalition

WNY Groups Join CAP Coalition

NYAGV is pleased to welcome several western New York organizations to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. The Coalition is working to pass Nicholas’s Law–A.53/S.2291—a child access prevention (CAP) law that will reduce child deaths from unintentional shootings, suicides and homicides. Nicholas’s Law would require the safe storage of all guns not in... Read More