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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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read More
Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas's Law

Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas’s Law

Three families recently suffered the tragic deaths of their small children in incidents of unintentional shootings, reminding us of the dangers of unlocked and loaded guns and the need to keep guns out of the reach of... Read More
Join us! Press Conference and Rally--Thursday 12/11 at City Hall

Join us! Press Conference and Rally–Thursday 12/11 at City Hall

In the two years since the Sandy Hook shootings, there have been 91 school shootings and more than 60,000 American deaths from gun violence. Come out this Thursday, December 11 at noon to the steps of NY City Hall and gather with... Read More
NYAGV Welcomes Friends Seminary PA to the CAP Coalition

NYAGV Welcomes Friends Seminary PA to the CAP Coalition

NYAGV continues to build support for Nicholas’s Law with the addition of the Friends Seminary School Parents Association to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. The Coalition–which now has 50 member organizations–was formed by NYAGV... Read More