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NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

How does your New York State Senator and Assembly member stand on the gun safety issue? Take a look at this new ranking from NYAGV and find out! We reviewed each legislator’s vote on the New York SAFE Act and the attempts to repeal it, as well as their support for Nicholas’s Law for safe gun... 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
New York State Gun Law Summary

New York State Gun Law Summary

A summary of New York State gun laws from the 2015 Gun Law State Scorecard, published by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence: New York State Gun Laws Among other things, New York: Requires all private firearm sales, including those at a gun show, to be processed through a licensed dealer, who conducts a... Read More
NY: Gun Trafficking

NY: Gun Trafficking

PROBLEM:  Illegal firearms continue to flood New York neighborhoods. These guns often originate in states with weak gun laws that allow individuals to purchase guns in large quantities and traffic them into our state. Dishonest gun dealers—both outside and within New York State—are also major sources of illegal guns. Recent data from the Bureau of... Read More
NY: Microstamping to Help Law Enforcement Solve Gun Crimes

NY: Microstamping to Help Law Enforcement Solve Gun Crimes

THE PROBLEM: Gun crimes provide criminals with the safety of distance and often result in fewer witnesses and less crime scene evidence than other types of crimes. The deadly threat of gun crimes also frequently instills fear of retaliation in witnesses and discourages them from coming forward. Homicides using weapons have a national clearance rate... Read More
Gun deaths by state: The chart

Gun deaths by state: The chart

The conclusion of a recent report by the Violence Policy Center came as no surprise: States with strong gun violence prevention laws and low rates of gun ownership have the lowest gun death rates in the nation. Conversely, states with lax laws and higher rates of gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths. Read More