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Saratoga Springs Passes Local "Nicholas's Law" for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs Passes Local “Nicholas’s Law” for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs became the latest New York municipality to enact a firearm safe storage law when the City Council voted unanimously on April 5 to approve a local version of “Nicholas’s Law.” The law–named for Nicholas Naumkin, the 12-year-old Saratoga County resident who was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend in 2010– requires guns to... Read More
VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

Since household gun ownership has steadily declined and the primary gun market of white males continues to age, the firearms industry has set its sights on America’s children, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The report, “Start Them Young”–How the Firearms Industry and Gun Lobby Are Targeting Your Children, documents ongoing efforts... Read More
Help us keep guns away from kids.

Help us keep guns away from kids.

Support Nicholas’s Law for the safe storage of guns in New York. Read More
Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

More than 2 million American children live in homes with unsecured guns. Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts–and too often, children are the victims. In an analysis of unintentional child gun deaths over the 12-month period... Read More
CAP Coalition Grows Again

CAP Coalition Grows Again

Physicians for Social Responsibility-New York City and Connect are the two latest organizations to join the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. NYAGV is organizing the coalition to build support for the enactment of A8293/S7822, Nicholas’s Law, a child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe storage of guns. The coalition now includes 40 Read More
Register now! Panel Discussion on Kids and Gun Violence--June 30, Park Slope

Register now! Panel Discussion on Kids and Gun Violence–June 30, Park Slope

Hear from a panel of health and gun violence experts about kids and gun violence–and support NYAGV’s advocacy efforts to protect kids from guns–this Monday, June 30 in Park Slope. Gun violence is the number two killer of American youth and a public health crisis–so don’t miss this informative evening. Panelists include: Dr. Sheldon Teperman, Chief... Read More
Nicholas's Law Introduced in NYS Senate

Nicholas’s Law Introduced in NYS Senate

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is pleased to report that S7822–the Senate version of  Nicholas’s Law–was introduced in the New York State  Senate on June 12. Nicholas’s Law–NYAGV’s legislative priority–would require safe storage of guns not in the immediate possession of the owner. Introduced in Read More
Register now: "Kids and Guns" Performances and Panel Discussion--June 30, Park Slope

Register now: “Kids and Guns” Performances and Panel Discussion–June 30, Park Slope

Register now for a special NYAGV community event, Kids and Guns–Performances and Panel Discussion About Kids and Gun Violence, June 30 in Park Slope. At this event, you’ll hear touching stories and performances from people whose lives were changed by gun violence, participate in a discussion with a panel of health and gun violence experts,  and find out... Read More