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This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This past week, New York State Senators and Assembly members passed six new bills to reduce gun violence that will become law upon the Governor’s signature. The gun lobby and its supporters are already gearing up to oppose those who supported these bills–so it’s important we all show these legislators our appreciation! Please contact your representatives and thank... Read More
NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

New York made significant progress in its efforts to reduce gun violence when the State Assembly and Senate approved six bills on January 29. Read More
Three crucial bills to support now.

Three crucial bills to support now.

The representatives you helped elect in November are taking action—as they promised—to reduce gun violence. Please act now to show your support for these crucial bills: New York ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill The Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill would keep guns away from individuals in crisis by empowering family and household members, law enforcement, and... Read More
Stop Betsy DeVos's Plan to Arm Teachers

Stop Betsy DeVos’s Plan to Arm Teachers

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering an outrageous proposal that would allow states to use your federal tax dollars to arm schoolteachers. This dangerous proposal will not make our students safer—it will lead to more senseless deaths and injuries, and to the increased militarization of our schools. To protect our children and teachers, we... Read More
NYS Legislative update: Progress on DV; but Senate fails on ERPO.

NYS Legislative update: Progress on DV; but Senate fails on ERPO.

Last week New York State’s legislative session came to a close.  On gun violence prevention legislation, results were mixed: Progress on Guns and Domestic Violence A new law was passed that requires the removal of all firearms from individuals convicted of domestic violence crimes, including misdemeanors. NYAGV advocated for this law since it will help prevent domestic... Read More
NY: ERPO/"Red Flag" Law

NY: ERPO/”Red Flag” Law

PROBLEM: We’ve seen way too often how when an individual in crisis has access to guns, the result is often deadly–whether it’s a suicide of a loved one or a mass shooting of scores of innocent people. Individuals in crisis often exhibit “red flag” behavior or other warning signs indicating that they are dangerous to themselves or others. ... Read More
ERPO Bill Passes the NYS Assembly

ERPO Bill Passes the NYS Assembly

NYAGV applauds the New York State Assembly’s passage of the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) bill on March 6. NYAGV has been advocating for this legislation, which would enable families and police to prevent individuals in crisis from accessing guns through court-issued protection orders. Rebecca Fischer, Executive Director of NYAGV, said, “In the aftermath of the Parkland... Read More
We CAN prevent mass shootings.

We CAN prevent mass shootings.

Yesterday in Parkland, Florida, at least 17 high school students were massacred by a gunman with an AR-15 assault weapon and multiple rounds of ammunition. Once again, easy access to guns caused senseless death, trauma, and grief. The “thoughts and prayers” of elected officials have done nothing to prevent mass shootings and they won’t prevent the next... Read More