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Following NYC Seizure of Illegal Guns, NYAGV Calls on Congress to Enact Gun Safety Laws

Following NYC Seizure of Illegal Guns, NYAGV Calls on Congress to Enact Gun Safety Laws

The NYPD’s announcement that it had seized 250 illegal guns from southern states–the largest cache in the city’s history–highlights the need for strong federal gun safety laws starting with background checks on all gun sales and tougher penalties for gun trafficking. While federal laws are essential to New York’s fight against illegal guns, the U.S.... Read More

July 23, 2013 — NYAGV Press Statement on Community Guns and Illegal Gun Trafficking

July 23, 2013 — Community Guns Don’t Protect the Community: NYAGV calls for federal laws to stop the flow of illegal guns into New York Read More

July 19, 2013–NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the Aurora Theater Massacre

July 19, 2013 –NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the  Aurora Theater Massacre Read More
NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the  Aurora Theater Massacre

NYAGV Calls on Congress to End Gun Safety Stalemate One Year After the Aurora Theater Massacre

One year after the Aurora, CO movie theater massacre, Americans remain vulnerable to mass shootings with assault weapons and high capacity magazines due to the failure of Congress to enact common sense gun safety legislation. At the Aurora massacre, 71 Americans were shot and 12 were killed when James Holmes opened fire on a movie theater... Read More
Allowing murder: The Wisconsin Spa Shootings

Allowing murder: The Wisconsin Spa Shootings

While the gun lobby claims background checks won’t prevent any shootings, the Wisconsin spa murders prove them dead wrong.  On Saturday in October 2012, Radcliffe Haughton walked into a salon and spa in Brookfield and shot and killed his wife, Zina, and two other women. Even though Haughton was prohibited from buying a gun–since his... Read More
N.Y.S. vs. U.S. Gun Laws

N.Y.S. vs. U.S. Gun Laws

With the passage of the NY SAFE Act in January 2013, New York State now has among the most comprehensive gun laws in the country.  And New York State law is far tougher than existing federal gun laws.  Check out NYAGV’s chart comparing major New York gun laws existing federal gun laws. Read More