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Florida Open Carry Defeat Good for New Yorkers

Florida Open Carry Defeat Good for New Yorkers

Thanks to emails and phone calls from supporters like you, the Florida Senate has defeated a proposed open carry bill, SB300. The gun-lobby-backed bill would have allowed gun owners with concealed carry permits to openly carry their firearms in public places–including popular vacation spots like Disney World, Universal Studios and Epcot Center, as well as Florida beaches. The... Read More
"Shoot-First" Laws Encourage Vigilantism

“Shoot-First” Laws Encourage Vigilantism

While Michael Dunn didn’t use Florida’s “Shoot-First” (a.k.a. “Stand-Your-Ground”) law in his defense, the law has clearly encouraged vigilante justice among those that carry guns. “Shoot-first” laws enable a person who believes his or her safety is threatened to use deadly force for self-defense in public places, rather than to retreat from a confrontation. Read More
What state is #1 in crime guns into NYC? It's Virginia!

What state is #1 in crime guns into NYC? It’s Virginia!

Its state slogan may be “Virginia is for lovers”–but Virginia’s love of guns is what’s hurting New York City citizens. More traced guns used in crimes in New York came into the city from Virginia than from any other state, according to ATF data from 2011. Virginia is known for its weak gun laws–as are the... Read More
"Shoot-first" Laws: Get the Facts

“Shoot-first” Laws: Get the Facts

Check out NYAGV’s new fact sheet on “Shoot-first” laws, also known as “stand-your-ground” laws–and get the facts about these dangerous laws that are helping to promote vigilante justice. “Shoot-first” laws enable a person who believes his or her safety is threatened to use deadly force for self-defense in public places, rather than to retreat from a confrontation. Since 2005, 26... Read More