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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: Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)

NY: Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)

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
NYAGV Joins State Lawmakers to Announce Coalition for Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

NYAGV Joins State Lawmakers to Announce Coalition for Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

On January 17 in Albany, NYAGV and other advocacy groups joined with New York State Senators Brian Kavanagh and Brad Hoylman and Assembly member Jo Anne Simon to announce a new coalition to advocate for an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Law in New York State. Extreme risk protection orders would enable families and police to prevent individuals... Read More
We CAN Do Something to Prevent Mass Shootings

We CAN Do Something to Prevent Mass Shootings

The “thoughts and prayers” of politicians will do nothing to prevent the next mass shooting. Or the next. Or the next. The truth is, much can be done to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals–and to help prevent the carnage that Americans fear each day, whether they’re at church, in school, at work, or... Read More
Individuals at Risk Should Not Have Access to Guns: Support NY's ERPO Bill

Individuals at Risk Should Not Have Access to Guns: Support NY’s ERPO Bill

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. We must act to keep guns away from these individuals to prevent gun deaths and injuries! Individuals in crisis often exhibit... Read More
Sign the Petition to Support NY's Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill

Sign the Petition to Support NY’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill

Please help keep guns away from individuals in crisis by supporting New York’s Extreme Risk Protection Order bill (A.6994/ S.5447) (“ERPO”). September is Suicide Awareness Month–and we can reduce suicides in our state by enacting this crucial legislation. The ERPO bill would enable family members and others to petition a court to remove guns from individuals who... Read More