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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
Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Strong Approval of NY SAFE Act

Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Strong Approval of NY SAFE Act

New York, NY – June 1, 2015 – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) today announced that a statewide poll of New York voter attitudes about the NY SAFE (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act reveals strong approval for the law. The poll was commissioned by NYAGV and conducted in Read More
NYAGV in the News: Regulate Guns for Safety

NYAGV in the News: Regulate Guns for Safety

In a New York Times letter dated August 4 , NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett responded to  Nicholas Kristof’s editorial,  “Our Blind Spot About Guns,” calling on the need for product safety regulations for guns. Read More
Help defend NY SAFE.

Help defend NY SAFE.

The NY SAFE Act is under attack by the well-funded corporate gun lobby.  It has filed numerous lawsuits to overturn the law and block its implementation. It has also launched an aggressive misinformation campaign about the law–focusing on upstate communities, where gun ownership is higher. Read More
NYAGV Announces 2014 Gun Safety Legislative Priorities

NYAGV Announces 2014 Gun Safety Legislative Priorities

Child access prevention (CAP) and microstamping will highlight NYAGV’s gun safety legislative priorities for New York State in 2014. On January 15–the one-year anniversary of the NY SAFE Act–NYAGV announced gun safety proposals for the new legislative session that builds on NY SAFE and maintains the state’s role as a national leader on sensible gun safety... Read More
Obama Mental Health Orders: Small But Welcome Steps for Gun Safety

Obama Mental Health Orders: Small But Welcome Steps for Gun Safety

President Obama’s recent executive orders on mental illness and gun safety are small but welcome steps to tighten federal regulations to help prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands. The orders represent the White House’s latest attempts to take action to reduce gun violence in light of the Read More
NYAGV Applauds President's New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

NYAGV Applauds President’s New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

NYAGV applauds today’s announcement by the White House of two new common sense executive actions to keep dangerous weapons out of the wrong hands and ban nearly all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities. “These are small yet important steps that will enhance gun safety,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV Executive Director. ”... Read More
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 fortunately defeated–in eight additional states. “Shoot-first” laws–which have been aggressively pushed by the conservative... Read More