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Illegal Guns Endanger Police as Shootings Spike

Illegal Guns Endanger Police as Shootings Spike

The danger of too many guns in our nation’s streets has a deadly impact on both civilians and law enforcement. Last week the nation reached the unacceptable tally of 56 law enforcement officers shot to death so far this year, most when serving a warrant or responding to a domestic violence dispute. New Yorkers Against... 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
Bloomberg Leaves Strong Gun Safety Legacy

Bloomberg Leaves Strong Gun Safety Legacy

As Mayor Bloomberg’s administration ends, NYAGV applauds his leadership in fighting for strong gun safety laws and enforcement. Read More

September 2, 2013–The Death of an Innocent in Brooklyn

September 2, 2013–The Death of an Innocent in Brooklyn: NYAGV Calls for Federal Laws to Stop the Flow of Illegal Guns into New York 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

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