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Police Chiefs Group Supports the NY SAFE Act

Police Chiefs Group Supports the NY SAFE Act

The Major City Chiefs Association has filed a friend-of-the-court brief  in support of the state’s new NY SAFE Act, which gives New York some of the strongest gun safety laws in the country.  The association, which includes the police chiefs of Buffalo and Rochester and many other cities across the country,  considers the law an... Read More
The NY SAFE Act is working.

The NY SAFE Act is working.

The first arrest made under the New York SAFE Act, enacted in January, shows that the new law is working to protect New Yorkers from gun violence. Raysheem Washington, 25, was arrested in Troy, NY, by police on May 7, possessing a .9mm handgun with 13 rounds of ammunition. Under the SAFE Act, magazine sizes are... Read More
N.Y.S. vs. U.S. Gun Laws

N.Y.S. vs. U.S. Gun Laws

With the passage of the NY SAFE Act in January 2013, New York State now has among the most comprehensive gun laws in the country.  And New York State law is far tougher than existing federal gun laws.  Check out NYAGV’s chart comparing major New York gun laws existing federal gun laws. Read More
NYAGV in the News

NYAGV in the News

Leah Gunn Barrett Comments for MSNBC, US News, and more. . .  With debate heating up regarding federal gun safety legislation, NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett has been a frequent commentator on TV, radio and print media.  She recently appeared twice on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes,  commented on WNYC radio, and wrote a... Read More
Gun Debate on NY SAFE Act

Gun Debate on NY SAFE Act

NYAGV’s Executive Director Leah Barrett took on the pro-gun reps and debated the NY SAFE Act on April 5.  At the debate, held at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Barrett joined Robert Spitzer, SUNY Cortland professor, in support of New York’s new gun safety law, the NY SAFE Act. They debated  NY Assemblyman Will Barclay and... Read More