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The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Last week, the House of Representatives officially introduced legislation to require background checks on all gun sales – legislation that would have the biggest impact on reducing gun violence nationally, by closing a loophole that puts guns into the... Read More
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More