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AG Report Examines Sources of NY Crime Guns

AG Report Examines Sources of NY Crime Guns

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a new report, “Target on Trafficking: Analysis of New York Crime Guns,” which examines the purchase history of the nearly 53,000 “crime guns” in New York between 2010 and 2015. The Attorney General’s office is the first statewide law enforcement agency to obtain and analyze such comprehensive... Read More
Web Presentation October 25 @ 1 pm Discusses New AG Report on New York Crime Guns

Web Presentation October 25 @ 1 pm Discusses New AG Report on New York Crime Guns

Today Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will release a new report, “Target on Trafficking: Analysis of New York Crime Guns,” which examines the purchase history of the nearly 53,000 “crime guns” in New York between 2010 and 2015. (Read the New York Times story, “Report Highlights How Gun Laws Flow Into New York From States With Weaker... Read More
Gillibrand Round Table Discusses Gun Trafficking

Gillibrand Round Table Discusses Gun Trafficking

NYAGV’s Executive Director, Leah Gunn Barrett, joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other officials and gun safety advocates at a round table discussion October 9 in New Rochelle that focused on reducing gun trafficking. Currently, there is no federal law that defines gun trafficking as a crime. Gillibrand has introduced S. 1760, the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard... 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
NY: Gun Trafficking

NY: Gun Trafficking

PROBLEM:  Illegal firearms continue to flood New York neighborhoods. These guns often originate in states with weak gun laws that allow individuals to purchase guns in large quantities and traffic them into our state. Dishonest gun dealers—both outside and within New York State—are also major sources of illegal guns. Recent data from the Bureau of... Read More
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
Gun in a Flower Pot: The Dangers of "Community" Guns

Gun in a Flower Pot: The Dangers of “Community” Guns

Flower pots usually bring beauty to a neighborhood–but not in the case of the flower pot with the hidden gun. A nine-year-old boy shot himself in the hand after discovering the gun hidden in a flower pot found between two homes in Albany, NY. The gun is believed to have been a “community gun”–a gun hidden... Read More

Federal: Strengthen Gun Trafficking Laws and Enforcement

PROBLEM: Each year thousands of guns purchased legally make their way into the hands of criminals through straw purchasers* and corrupt dealers. Insufficient federal enforcement enables corrupt dealers to stay in business.  The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment to strengthen gun trafficking laws in April 2013. SOLUTION: Strengthen enforcement against gun dealers who skirt... Read More