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New NYAGV PSAs: "It's your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?"

New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”

NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home. The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a teen breakup, and a domestic argument–can turn deadly when a gun is present. Read More
"Is there a gun in the home?" Don't forget to ask.

“Is there a gun in the home?” Don’t forget to ask.

Thanks to actress Julianna Margulies for filming this powerful PSA about the importance of safe storage. Each week in the U.S., two children are shot unintentionally — most often in their own homes, with a relative’s gun. When your child goes on a play date, remember to ask, “Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”... Read More
VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

Since household gun ownership has steadily declined and the primary gun market of white males continues to age, the firearms industry has set its sights on America’s children, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The report, “Start Them Young”–How the Firearms Industry and Gun Lobby Are Targeting Your Children, documents ongoing efforts... Read More
Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

NYAGV joined Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Police Chief Brendan Cox and Albany Common Council member Cathy Fahey on January 14 to welcome in the City of Albany’s new firearm safe storage law.  Albany is the fifth New York Read More
Help us keep guns away from kids.

Help us keep guns away from kids.

Support Nicholas’s Law for the safe storage of guns in New York. Read More
Albany Common Council Passes Safe Storage Law

Albany Common Council Passes Safe Storage Law

Albany is the latest municipality to pass a safe storage law, with its Common Council approving the measure by a 14-1 vote on September 2. NYAGV had advocated for the law and was on hand for the Council’s vote. The law, designed to prevent unintentional shootings, suicides, homicides and gun thefts, requires any person who owns... Read More
How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas's Law?

How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas’s Law?

Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns not in the immediate possession of the owner, passed the New York State Assembly June 16 by a vote of 81-66. Did your representative vote to keep guns away from kids by voting yes? Read More
New York State Assembly Passes Nicholas's Law to Protect Children from Unsecured Guns

New York State Assembly Passes Nicholas’s Law to Protect Children from Unsecured Guns

The New York State Assembly passed Nicholas’s Law, A.53, on June 16, requiring gun owners to lock up their guns when they are not in their immediate possession or control in order to prevent unintentional shootings, suicides and gun thefts. Nicholas’s Law is named for 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin, who in December 2010 was fatally shot while... Read More