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NYAGV Statement About Oregon Mass Shooting

“Another mass shooting with multiple dead and injured has occurred at an Oregon college, a place where students should feel safe. Our thoughts are with the families of the dead and injured. We know from too much experience that the horror of this shooting has yet to truly set in but the victims and survivors... Read More
Mass Shooting in Rochester Shows Need for Congress to Act

Mass Shooting in Rochester Shows Need for Congress to Act

Three people are dead and four are wounded following a mass shooting in Rochester after a Boys and Girls Club basketball game the evening of August 19. NYAGV calls on Congress to stop the ongoing national carnage and keep guns out of dangerous hands by passing universal background checks and imposing stiffer penalties for gun trafficking.... Read More
Your Calls Helped: House Increases Funding for Background Checks

Your Calls Helped: House Increases Funding for Background Checks

Thanks to your help, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Thompson-King amendment, 260-143, on May 29. The amendment increases funding by $19.5 million to help states submit records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) System, which will help keep guns out of Read More

NY vs. Federal Gun Laws

New York State vs. Federal Gun Laws LAWS New York U.S. Requires background checks by licensed dealers. √ √ Requires background checks for all firearm sales (NY SAFE Act). √ Requires background checks for all ammunition sales (NY SAFE Act). √ Requires background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows, Internet and other private... Read More
ID Needed to Vote--But Not to Buy an Assault Weapon

ID Needed to Vote–But Not to Buy an Assault Weapon

“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon,” former President Bill Clinton stated recently. But take a look at this map from ThinkProgress: individuals in the U.S. can buy assault weapons without showing identification in more than 30 states, while federal law prohibits states from allowing individuals to vote without... 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

September 2, 2013–The Death of an Innocent in Brooklyn

September 2, 2013–The Death of an Innocent in Brooklyn: NYAGV Calls for Federal Laws to Stop the Flow of Illegal Guns into New York 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