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National Vigils to #EndGunViolence - Join us 12/14 - 12/18

National Vigils to #EndGunViolence – Join us 12/14 – 12/18

It’s been four years since the Sandy Hook massacre and Congress has failed to act to protect American citizens from gun violence. Please join NYAGV and other gun violence prevention groups across the nation to give voice to the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook tragedy. Choose from four sites... Read More
“You won’t truly understand gun violence until you see the Newtown documentary.”

“You won’t truly understand gun violence until you see the Newtown documentary.”

That’s what Esquire magazine said about Newtown, a new documentary about the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. The film documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose, and it weaves an intimate story of community resilience.“Why is this story... Read More
Remembering Sandy Hook and All Victims of Gun Violence

Remembering Sandy Hook and All Victims of Gun Violence

On the three-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, vigils were held in remembrance of the 26 children and educators killed that day, and to remember all victims whose lives were lost to gun violence. The Sandy Hook massacre occurred on December 14, 2012, and Congress has yet to enact any measures that wold strengthen gun... Read More
New York Again Scores High on State Gun Laws

New York Again Scores High on State Gun Laws

In a new state-by-state analysis of gun laws and their effectiveness in reducing gun violence, New York State again comes out a leader, with an A- rating. This is according to the 2014 Gun Law State Scorecard, a report issued December 12 by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The report assigns letter grades... Read More
Buffalo Vigil Dec. 11 to Commemorate Sandy Hook and Buffalo Gun Violence Victims

Buffalo Vigil Dec. 11 to Commemorate Sandy Hook and Buffalo Gun Violence Victims

Join NYAGV in Buffalo on Thursday, December 11 to commemorate the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings and remember Buffalo victims of gun violence. The Vigil–at 7 pm at SUNY Buffalo–will feature music, candle lightings and remarks from those who’ve lost loved ones to gun Read More
Since Newtown, 44 More School Shootings

Since Newtown, 44 More School Shootings

In the 14 months since the massacre in Newtown, there have been 44 school shootings in the U.S., according to a recent report,  “Analysis of School Shootings,”  by Moms Demand Action/Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That’s an average of more than three school shootings a month. Read More
Join NYAGV to Greet Sandy Hook Ride--March 8 in NYC

Join NYAGV to Greet Sandy Hook Ride–March 8 in NYC

Join NYAGV, elected officials, and other gun safety advocates this Saturday, March 8, as we greet Sandy Hook Ride’s Team 26 cyclists when they stop in Harlem. With 26 riders representing the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, Team 26 will be making its way from Sandy Hook, CT to Washington, DC–a 400-mile trek–to call for... Read More
Federal Judge Upholds NY SAFE

Federal Judge Upholds NY SAFE

In a decision on 12/31/12, a federal judge upheld the constitutionality of the NY SAFE Act and most of its provisions. Judge William M. Skretny, of Federal District Court in Buffalo, said the expanded bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were legally sound because they served to “further the state’s important interest in public... Read More