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Take action: Don't let the NRA dictate our public health policy.

Take action: Don’t let the NRA dictate our public health policy.

The NRA has launched a campaign against President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Why? Because he believes gun violence is a public health problem. As a former emergency room doctor, Dr. Read More
Kids and Guns: A Hidden Camera Experiment

Kids and Guns: A Hidden Camera Experiment

Think your child knows not to touch a gun?  Watch this frightening video from ABC and think again. The video is from the network’s “Young Guns” special being shown this Friday, January 31, at 10 pm on “20/20.”  Read More
The Marketing of Military-Style Assault Weapons

The Marketing of Military-Style Assault Weapons

A new report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) reveals the disturbing details of how one gun manufacturer markets military-style assault weapons. Freedom Group–the manufacturer of weapons such as the Bushmaster assault rifle with a 30-round magazine used by Adam Lanza in the... Read More
Lee Harvey Oswald bought his gun by mail order. No federal background checks then--and none now.

Lee Harvey Oswald bought his gun by mail order. No federal background checks then–and none now.

Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, with a rifle he had purchased mail order without a background check. Oswald paid just $19.95 for his Mannlicher-Carcano 6.5... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Exec Director's Letter in the NY Times

NYAGV in the News: Exec Director’s Letter in the NY Times

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett’s letter to the editor about children and guns appears in today’s New York Times. She wrote the piece in response to the Times’ recent cover story titled Guns and... Read More
Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

The New York Times reports today that child firearm deaths from accidental shootings are an even greater problem than reports indicate. Due to the “idiosyncrasies in how such deaths are classified by the authorities,” those deaths... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Board VP Rob Wilcox on MSNBC

NYAGV in the News: Board VP Rob Wilcox on MSNBC

Rob Wilcox, attorney and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Board VP, discusses the NRA’s roll in the recent Colorado recall election with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry in two segments on 9/14/13. Read More
ATF finally gets a permanent director!

ATF finally gets a permanent director!

In a rare victory for gun safety advocates, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to approve President Obama’s appointment of Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Jones had served as acting director since 2011. Over... Read More