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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
CAP Bill Named for Nicholas Naumkin, Victim of Accidental Shooting

CAP Bill Named for Nicholas Naumkin, Victim of Accidental Shooting

New York State’s proposed Child Access Prevention/Safe Storage bill, A8293, has been named “Nicholas’s Bill,” after 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin. In December, 2010, Nicholas, of Saratoga Springs, New York, died after being  shot by a friend who was playing with... Read More
NYAGV Announces 2014 Gun Safety Legislative Priorities

NYAGV Announces 2014 Gun Safety Legislative Priorities

Child access prevention (CAP) and microstamping will highlight NYAGV’s gun safety legislative priorities for New York State in 2014. On January 15–the one-year anniversary of the NY SAFE Act–NYAGV announced gun safety proposals for the new legislative session that... Read More
Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

The New York Times reports today that child firearm deaths from accidental shootings are an even greater problem than reports indicate. Due to the “idiosyncrasies in how such deaths are classified by the authorities,” those deaths... Read More
Gun in a Flower Pot: The Dangers of "Community" Guns

Gun in a Flower Pot: The Dangers of “Community” Guns

Flower pots usually bring beauty to a neighborhood–but not in the case of the flower pot with the hidden gun. A nine-year-old boy shot himself in the hand after discovering the gun hidden in a flower pot... 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