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Take action: Stop federally mandated concealed carry!

Take action: Stop federally mandated concealed carry!

Please take action and help us stop federally mandated conceal carry! The House and Senate are considering two dangerous bills, H.R.402 and S.498, which would require New York and other strong gun law states to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all other states–no matter how weak their gun laws. So if these... Read More
NYAGV in the News: The Dangers of Concealed Carry Gun Laws

NYAGV in the News: The Dangers of Concealed Carry Gun Laws

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett discussed the dangers of concealed carry, the history of concealed carry laws, and New York’s gun safety laws with WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. Read More
Guns in Parks: 3-Year-old Dies at Yellowstone

Guns in Parks: 3-Year-old Dies at Yellowstone

The law passed in 2009 allowing guns to be carried in national parks has lead to the death of a three-year-old at Yellowstone National Park. Reports say the little girl,  Ella Marie Tucker, of Pocatello, Idaho, was vacationing with her family and accidentally shot and killed herself with her father’s loaded and unlocked handgun. This tragedy... Read More
NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

New Yorkers Against Violence issued a statement today calling for the rollback of stand-your-ground laws and limits on concealed carry laws–gun laws that contributed to the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV’s Executive Director said, “The Trayvon Martin case is not an isolated one. We must work to... Read More

July 14, 2013 — NYAGV Calls for Limits on Concealed Carry and Rollback on Stand Your Ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

July 14, 2013 — NYAGV Calls for Limits on Concealed Carry and Rollback on Stand Your Ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict   Read More
“Shameful” Senate Votes Down Background Checks

“Shameful” Senate Votes Down Background Checks

Despite support of over 90% of Americans, and despite the pleas from parents of massacred children, yesterday the U.S. Senate defeated legislation calling for background checks on most gun sales. Two parents of gunned-down children shouted “Shame on you!” from the Senate gallery after the vote. The Senate also defeated measures to ban military-style assault... Read More