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Shoot-First Laws Sweeping the Nation

Shoot-First Laws Sweeping the Nation

Look at the numbers for  “shoot-first” laws:  In 1981, zero states had them. Now 26 states do. And if the gun lobby gets its way, these dangerous laws– a.k.a. “stand-your-ground” laws or “007–license to kill” laws, will soon be adopted by even more states. Shoot-first laws have been proposed–and... Read More
NYAGV Albany Chapter Head Discusses "Shoot-first" Laws and Zimmerman Acquittal

NYAGV Albany Chapter Head Discusses “Shoot-first” Laws and Zimmerman Acquittal

Robyn Ringler, head of the Albany Chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, was interviewed on YNN TV’s Capital Region about George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Ringler focused on the danger of Florida’s... Read More
NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

New Yorkers Against Violence issued a statement today calling for the rollback of stand-your-ground laws and limits on concealed carry laws–gun laws that contributed to the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.... Read More