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Posts tagged "New Yorkers Against Gun Violence"
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
NYAGV Statement on the Parkland, Florida, School Shooting

NYAGV Statement on the Parkland, Florida, School Shooting

Although facts are still developing, reports have confirmed that a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault weapon shot and killed at least 17 students yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “Once again, we grieve for the victims and their families in the aftermath of yet another horrific school shooting,” said Rebecca... Read More
Today, break the NRA's heart. Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

Today, break the NRA’s heart. Stop Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

The federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is the NRA’s top priority this year. CCR is a dangerous bill would override state gun laws and force states like New York to accept weaker concealed carry laws of other states. The bill has passed the House and the NRA is pushing hard for Senate approval. The President has... Read More
Free public forum February 6: Community Solutions to Gun Violence

Free public forum February 6: Community Solutions to Gun Violence

Join NYAGV and other members of the New York Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence for a free public forum, Community Solutions to a Public Health Crisis: Addressing the Cycle of Gun Violence. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. At this forum, you’ll find out... Read More
NYAGV Joins State Lawmakers to Announce Coalition for Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

NYAGV Joins State Lawmakers to Announce Coalition for Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

On January 17 in Albany, NYAGV and other advocacy groups joined with New York State Senators Brian Kavanagh and Brad Hoylman and Assembly member Jo Anne Simon to announce a new coalition to advocate for an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Law in New York State. Extreme risk protection orders would enable families and police to prevent individuals... Read More
Join NYAGV at the 2018 Women's March!

Join NYAGV at the 2018 Women’s March!

Save the date to join NYAGV at the Women’s March on Saturday, January 20 in New York City and Sunday, January 21 in Buffalo. Gun violence is a women’s issue, since thousands of American women fall victim to gun violence each year due to domestic violence and other violent crimes. Please join NYAGV at the... Read More
Support State Funding for Gun Violence Research

Support State Funding for Gun Violence Research

Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims 33,000 American lives each year. Despite this, the federal government bans research on gun violence and its prevention (thanks to the 1997 NRA-backed “Dickey Amendment”). New York and other states must take action to fill this gap and help research ways to prevent gun violence and the... Read More
Gun Shows Banned at Westchester County-Owned Properties

Gun Shows Banned at Westchester County-Owned Properties

Thanks to NYAGV member support and a progressive new county executive, gun shows are now banned at Westchester County Center and other county-owned properties. Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed an executive order this week that bans gun shows at all county-owned properties. We applaud this action by County Executive Latimer, who NYAGV endorsed because... Read More