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"Shoot-first" Laws: Get the Facts

“Shoot-first” Laws: Get the Facts

Check out NYAGV’s new fact sheet on “Shoot-first” laws, also known as “stand-your-ground” laws–and get the facts about these dangerous laws that are helping to promote vigilante justice. “Shoot-first” laws enable a person who believes his or her safety is threatened to use deadly force for... Read More
Good News for Gun Safety: One Challenge to the NY SAFE Act Fails

Good News for Gun Safety: One Challenge to the NY SAFE Act Fails

A state appeals court has rejected an attempt by anti-gun-safety groups to block implementation of the NY SAFE Act. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, along with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence,... Read More
NYAGV Demonstrates Against Ted Cruz

NYAGV Demonstrates Against Ted Cruz

  New Yorkers Against Gun Violence joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on May 29 to demonstrate against Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and denounce his stance against common sense gun laws. The rally, held near the Grand Hyatt... Read More
NYAGV in the News: How can we defeat the NRA?

NYAGV in the News: How can we defeat the NRA?

A New Yorker blogpost tackles the question, “How can we defeat the NRA?,” with input from NYAGV’s Executive Director, Leah Gunn Barrett.  Barrett and other gun safety advocates speak about the many organizations fighting for common... Read More
NYAGV in the News

NYAGV in the News

Leah Gunn Barrett, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence,  appeared on MSNBC’s Jansing and Co. on May 1 to discuss the backlash being felt by Senators like Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) who voted against background checks. Barrett also commented on the... Read More
8 Myths and Facts About Gun Background Checks

8 Myths and Facts About Gun Background Checks

The NRA and other gun lobbyists helped defeat federal legislation calling for universal background checks by spreading lies, according to Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), co-sponsor of the amendment and a lifetime NRA member. Claims that the legislation would lead to... Read More