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Progress on Domestic Violence and Guns

Progress on Domestic Violence and Guns

This week, NYAGV was on hand as Governor Cuomo signed state legislation that strengthens the ability of authorities to remove guns from domestic abusers. For years, NYAGV has worked to build support for this new law, which closes a loophole to ensure that domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns. It... Read More
Governor Cuomo Unveils Proposal to Remove Guns From Domestic Abusers

Governor Cuomo Unveils Proposal to Remove Guns From Domestic Abusers

–New York Would Require Mandatory Surrender of Firearms After All Domestic Violence Convictions, Including Misdemeanors– Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday unveiled a proposal to remove all firearms from those who commit domestic violence crimes. The legislation would require the immediate removal of all firearms from individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors and prohibit those individuals from... Read More
Guns: The Weapons of Choice When Men Murder Women

Guns: The Weapons of Choice When Men Murder Women

Guns were the weapons most commonly used by men to murder women in the U.S., according to a new study, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data, by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). This annual VPC report was released for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Read More
Success! NYS Assembly Votes to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

Success! NYS Assembly Votes to Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

Thanks to your help, the New York State Assembly on May 3 voted overwhelmingly to pass the Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender Law, A.5257. The bill, sponsored by Amy Paulin and passed by a vote of 134-1, would require domestic abusers to surrender their guns to law enforcement.   Read More
NYAGV Joins Gillibrand to Close Domestic Violence-Gun Loopholes

NYAGV Joins Gillibrand to Close Domestic Violence-Gun Loopholes

NYAGV was on hand February 20 with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Richard Blumenthal, other elected officials, and domestic violence survivors to call for legislation to strengthen federal laws regarding domestic violence and guns. Gillibrand and Blumenthal are urging Congress to pass two measures introduced by last year by Blumenthal: · The Lori Jackson Domestic Survivor Protection... Read More
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Reducing Access to Firearms

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Reducing Access to Firearms

More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun,  according to “When Men Murder Women, An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data,”  a report recently released by the Violence Policy Center.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and guns play a major role in domestic abuse.... Read More
States prove it: Background checks save lives.

States prove it: Background checks save lives.

States like New York that require background checks on all gun sales have almost 50% less domestic homicides, law enforcement homicides, and suicides, according to a recent report by Everytown for Gun Safety. In the states that require background checks for unlicensed, “private” handgun sales, Read More
"Guns and Domestic Violence" Event Draws 150

“Guns and Domestic Violence” Event Draws 150

At John Jay College Monday evening over 150 attendees and representatives of 20 organizations from the domestic violence and gun violence prevention communities came together to discuss the deadly combination of intimate partner violence and guns. Speakers including John Jay President Jeremy Travers, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Commissioner Read More