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Posts tagged "mass shootings"
"Where are our leaders?"

“Where are our leaders?”

In the aftermath of yet another hate-driven mass shooting, this time at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, we grieve for the victims, their families and friends, the Jewish community, and for our entire nation. Hate and easy access to guns are a lethal mix that cannot be tolerated. While the President has claimed... Read More
We CAN prevent mass shootings.

We CAN prevent mass shootings.

Yesterday in Parkland, Florida, at least 17 high school students were massacred by a gunman with an AR-15 assault weapon and multiple rounds of ammunition. Once again, easy access to guns caused senseless death, trauma, and grief. The “thoughts and prayers” of elected officials have done nothing to prevent mass shootings and they won’t prevent the next... Read More
Individuals at Risk Should Not Have Access to Guns: Support NY's ERPO Bill

Individuals at Risk Should Not Have Access to Guns: Support NY’s ERPO Bill

We’ve seen way too often how when an individual in crisis has access to guns the result is often deadly–whether it’s a suicide of a loved one or a mass shooting of scores of innocent people. We must act to keep guns away from these individuals to prevent gun deaths and injuries! Individuals in crisis often exhibit... Read More
Doing nothing is unacceptable.

Doing nothing is unacceptable.

Assault weapons are weapons of war, designed to quickly kill large numbers of people–and they’ve become the weapons of choice in mass shootings, from Newtown, CT, to San Bernardino, CA, and now to Orlando, FL. Due to Congress’s inaction, these military-style weapons are still available to civilians, and innocent American citizens continue to fall victim. Don’t do... Read More
351 Mass Shootings in 2015--So Far

351 Mass Shootings in 2015–So Far

According to the Washington Post, today’s mass shooting in San Bernardino California is the 351st mass shooting in the U.S. in the 334 days of 2015. Early reports say today’s shooters used military-style assault weapons to commit their murders. Read More
Walmart Takes a Good First Step in Stopping its Sales of Military Weapons

Walmart Takes a Good First Step in Stopping its Sales of Military Weapons

In the midst of ever more news about the tragic affects of guns in the wrong hands, Walmart has taken an encouraging first step toward reducing mass shootings by announcing its plans to stop selling military AR-15 weapons. The weapons are among the most lethal weapons associated with mass shootings in the U.S. Read More

September 17, 2013–NYAGV Statement on Navy Yard Shooting

September 17, 2013–NYAGV Statement on Navy Yard Shooting Read More
NYAGV Statement on Navy Yard Shooting

NYAGV Statement on Navy Yard Shooting

It’s sadly ironic that the Navy Yard Shooting occurred just three miles from the Capitol–where Congress has failed in its duty to protect the American people by refusing to pass common sense laws… Read More