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Posts tagged "NRA"
Take Action: Don't Let Congress Override New York's Strong Gun Laws

Take Action: Don’t Let Congress Override New York’s Strong Gun Laws

New York’s strong gun laws are under threat by the NRA-backed Congress. Both houses are considering dangerous legislation to require New York and other strong gun law states to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all other states–no matter how weak their gun laws. Read More
"The NRA just bought a Supreme Court seat."

“The NRA just bought a Supreme Court seat.”

Last night, MSNBC correspondent Chuck Todd, noting that the NRA was the only major organization that strongly supported Donald Trump throughout the campaign, commented, “The NRA just bought a Supreme Court seat.” Scary thought. NYAGV is disappointed with the election of Donald Trump, because he stands against policies that would help prevent or reduce gun... Read More
Join us! Free Movie Screening with NYS Senator Hoylman--August 4 in NYC

Join us! Free Movie Screening with NYS Senator Hoylman–August 4 in NYC

New York Senator Brad Hoylman will be hosting a free screening of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, this Thursday, August 4 in New York City. Please join us at the event–which also includes a followup panel discussion–at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, from 6-9 pm. Following the film screening, stay for the Q&A... Read More
Movie Premiere Draws a Crowd

Movie Premiere Draws a Crowd

A sell-out crowd, along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials, were on hand March 16 for the New York premiere of the film “Making a Killing: Guns Greed and the NRA.” The film, a Brave New Films documentary by Robert Greenwald, focused on personal stories about people impacted by gun violence,... 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
Tell Congress: Terrorists Should Not Be Allowed to Buy Guns in the U.S.

Tell Congress: Terrorists Should Not Be Allowed to Buy Guns in the U.S.

As reported recently in the New York Daily News, it’s easy for terrorists to buy guns in the U.S.  In fact, over 2,000 suspected terrorists used our weak laws to legally buy guns in our country since 2004. Terrorists have touted our weak gun laws: Adam Gadahn, an Al Qaeda spokesman, claimed, “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms.... Read More
Naming names.

Naming names.

Last night’s Frontline special on PBS, “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA,” examined the NRA’s effective approach at blocking federal gun safety legislation even after such tragedies as the Columbine and Sandy Hook massacres. Congress’s cowardice in facing the NRA is, as always, disturbing. But rather than refer to Congress as a nameless body,... Read More
Why a career police officer quit the NRA.

Why a career police officer quit the NRA.

Retired police officer Gary Pudup of Rochester recently submitted his life member resignation to the National Rifle Association. Pudup, who recently joined New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, shared with us his resignation Read More