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Contest Invites Smart Gun Designs from NYC College Students

Contest Invites Smart Gun Designs from NYC College Students

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has launched the Smart Gun Design Competition for New York City college and university students to develop workable smart gun technology. The purpose of the competition is to develop methods... Read More
A "Ghost Vote" for a voice silenced by gun violence.

A “Ghost Vote” for a voice silenced by gun violence.

The “Ghost Vote” campaign was created to draw attention to the voices silenced by gun violence. How do we get legislators to listen to those 33,000 Americans silenced by gun violence each year? By asking the 10... Read More
Community Discussions: Rochester and Buffalo

Community Discussions: Rochester and Buffalo

NYAGV continues its activities at the community level, participating in several recent forums on gun violence with local organizations and elected officials in Rochester and Buffalo. “With our strong grassroots presence in Western New York, we have dispelled the gun lobby myth... Read More
Forum Discusses Policies on Mental Health and Guns

Forum Discusses Policies on Mental Health and Guns

NYAGV joined public health experts and legislators to discuss policies on mental health and guns at a forum at John Jay College for Criminal Justice in New York on November 19. Titled “Guns, Public Health & Mental Illness: New... Read More
Federal Appeals Court Upholds NY SAFE Act

Federal Appeals Court Upholds NY SAFE Act

In a victory for strong gun laws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld provisions of the New York SAFE Act. The Court, in its October 19 decision, rejected the gun lobby’s claim that the... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Gunn Barrett on Eldridge & Co.

NYAGV in the News: Gunn Barrett on Eldridge & Co.

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett was interviewed October 14 by Ronnie Eldridge, former New York City Council member, for the CUNY-TV show Eldridge & Co. The discussion focused on the impact of weak gun laws–in... 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... Read More
NYAGV Joins O'Malley at Gun Violence Round Table

NYAGV Joins O’Malley at Gun Violence Round Table

NYAGV’s Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett participated in a round table on gun violence with former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and other gun violence prevention advocates on September 14. Read More