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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 for preventing unauthorized users of guns from using them. The top five teams will be given $10,000 in funding to... 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 million close friends and family left behind to give them each a voice and cast a “Ghost Vote” on their... 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 that Upstate New Yorkers don’t care about gun violence prevention. They care passionately and support... 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 Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence in New York Through Evidence-­Based Policy,” the forum discussed ways to prevent mentally ill... 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 Act’s ban on military-purposed assault weapons and high capacity magazines violates the Second Amendment. The NY SAFE Act... 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 other states and on the federal level–on gun violence in New York State. Watch and share the video! 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
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