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Saratoga Springs Passes Local "Nicholas's Law" for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs Passes Local “Nicholas’s Law” for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs became the latest New York municipality to enact a firearm safe storage law when the City Council voted unanimously on April 5 to approve a local version of “Nicholas’s Law.” The law–named for Nicholas Naumkin, the 12-year-old Saratoga County resident who was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend in 2010– requires guns to... Read More
Oxsana Naumkin Speaks Out for Safe Storage

Oxsana Naumkin Speaks Out for Safe Storage

At Albany Lobby Day on May 4, Oxsana Naumkin spoke movingly about the loss of her son, Nicholas, and the need for Nicholas’s Law (A.53/S.2291) to require the safe storage of firearms. At the age of 12, Nicholas was shot and killed by a playmate who was playing with his father’s unlocked and loaded gun.... Read More
Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

A child’s access to a gun once again resulted in tragedy yesterday, this time in a Florida home. An argument between brothers turned deadly when a 12-year-old-boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, shot and injured his 16-year-old brother, then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. Read More
NY: Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention

NY: Safe Storage/Child Access Prevention

PROBLEM: Researchers have found that millions of children live in homes with easily accessible guns. The presence of unlocked guns in the home increases the risk of accidental gun injuries, intentional shootings and suicides. New York State currently has no law specifically penalizing a person who enables a child to access a firearm. SOLUTION:  New York... Read More
WNY Groups Join CAP Coalition

WNY Groups Join CAP Coalition

NYAGV is pleased to welcome several western New York organizations to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. The Coalition is working to pass Nicholas’s Law–A.53/S.2291—a child access prevention (CAP) law that will reduce child deaths from unintentional shootings, suicides and homicides. Nicholas’s Law would require the safe storage of all guns not in... Read More
Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

More than 2 million American children live in homes with unsecured guns. Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts–and too often, children are the victims. In an analysis of unintentional child gun deaths over the 12-month period... Read More
Join NYAGV in Buffalo this Sunday.

Join NYAGV in Buffalo this Sunday.

Stop by the NYAGV table at the Buffalo Peace and Nonviolence Festival–this Sunday, September 21–and show your support for child access prevention and safe gun storage by signing the petition for Nicholas’s Law (A8293/S7822). Read More
NY Nurses Group Joins CAP Coalition

NY Nurses Group Joins CAP Coalition

The New York State Nurses Association–the state’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses–has joined the coalition to help enact A8293/S7822, Nicholas’s Law. NYAGV is organizing the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns to build support for the enactment of Nicholas’s Law, a proposed New York State child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe storage of... Read More