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How Have Your Members of Congress Voted on Gun Bills?

How Have Your Members of Congress Voted on Gun Bills?

Come election time, let’s use our votes to defeat representatives who have refused to support strong, sensible gun laws. NPR has just posted a useful tool in its post, “How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?.”  It links to charts showing how each state’s Congressional representatives voted on gun issues over the... Read More
Take Action: Don't Let Congress Override New York's Strong Gun Laws

Take Action: Don’t Let Congress Override New York’s Strong Gun Laws

New York’s strong gun laws are under threat by the NRA-backed Congress. Both houses are considering dangerous legislation to 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. Read More
Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

Sign the petition to ban assault weapons!

NYAGV, along with a broad coalition of almost 100 advocacy groups, is sponsoring a petition to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. These weapons of war are made for battlefields, not our schools or our churches or our gathering places. Read More
Five Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Gun Violence

Five Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Gun Violence

Don’t let politicians fool you. Gun violence is not a “mental health” problem. It’s an “easy-access-to-guns” problem. All societies have individuals with mental health issues–but they don’t have the gun deaths the U.S. has because in their societies, guns aren’t easy to get. So what can you do about gun violence? Read More
Navy Yard Shooter Bought Gun Despite Violent Past

Navy Yard Shooter Bought Gun Despite Violent Past

Here we go again. Another disturbed man with a violent past was able to legally buy a gun and use it to massacre innocent people–this time killing 12 and wounding eight at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. NBC reports that the shooter, Aaron Alexis, recently bought at least one gun legally at a gun shop... Read More
How many kids are killed by guns each year? Enough to fill 134 classrooms.

How many kids are killed by guns each year? Enough to fill 134 classrooms.

According to a recent report by the Children’s Defense Fund gun violence is now the second leading cause of death among American children and teens aged 1 -19. And while the nation was shocked by the Newtown massacre–in which 20 students and six educators were killed–gun violence ends the lives of seven children every day... 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

August 19, 2013–NYAGV Calls on Congress to Enact Gun Safety Laws Following NYC’s Largest Seizure of Illegal Guns

August 19, 2013–Following Largest Seizure of Illegal Guns in NYC History, NYAGV Calls on Congress to Enact Gun Safety Laws Now Read More