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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
Join us March 30: Free Poughkeepsie Screening of "Making a Killing"

Join us March 30: Free Poughkeepsie Screening of “Making a Killing”

Join us in Poughkeepsie Wednesday evening, March 30, for a free screening of the film “Making a Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA,” a Brave New Films documentary by Robert Greenwald about how guns and the billions made off of them affect the lives of everyday Americans. Read More
Join us! NY Premiere of "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" - March 16 in NYC

Join us! NY Premiere of “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” – March 16 in NYC

Join us Wednesday evening, March 16, for the New York premiere of the film “Making a Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA,” a Brave New Films documentary by Robert Greenwald about how guns and the billions made off of them affect the lives of everyday Americans. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will introduce the... Read More
Gun Deaths from Suicide Up in 2014

Gun Deaths from Suicide Up in 2014

Gun deaths from suicide increased in 2014, making up a larger proportion of gun deaths in both New York State and the U.S. While gun suicides were up, gun homicides were down, for both the state and the country. Suicides made up 54.2% of the New York gun deaths, and 63.6% of the nation’s gun... Read More
NYAGV Discusses Youth Education Program on WABC's "Here and Now"

NYAGV Discusses Youth Education Program on WABC’s “Here and Now”

Shaina Harrison, NYAGV Program Director, and Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV’s Executive Director, were interviewed on WABC’s “Here and Now” on November 8. The segment, hosted by Sandra Bookman, focused on NYAGV’s youth education program and the students’ perceptions of guns and gun violence. Watch and share the video! Read More
"I can't be silent about this anymore. . ."

“I can’t be silent about this anymore. . .”

“I don’t know about you, but I can’t be silent on this anymore, folks. We need to get the guns off our streets and out of our neighborhoods,” said Gary Axelbank, host of BronxTalk. Axelbank dedicated his August 31 TV show to the gun violence problem and featured NYAGV’s Leah Gunn Barrett, Patricia Solomon of Bronx... Read More
New York State Assembly Passes Nicholas's Law to Protect Children from Unsecured Guns

New York State Assembly Passes Nicholas’s Law to Protect Children from Unsecured Guns

The New York State Assembly passed Nicholas’s Law, A.53, on June 16, requiring gun owners to lock up their guns when they are not in their immediate possession or control in order to prevent unintentional shootings, suicides and gun thefts. Nicholas’s Law is named for 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin, who in December 2010 was fatally shot while... 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