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NYAGV in the News: Regulate Guns for Safety

NYAGV in the News: Regulate Guns for Safety

In a New York Times letter dated August 4 , NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett responded to  Nicholas Kristof’s editorial,  “Our Blind Spot About Guns,” calling on the need for product safety regulations for guns. Read More
NYAGV in the News: Safe Storage of Guns

NYAGV in the News: Safe Storage of Guns

A letter by NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett about the safe storage of guns appeared in The New York Times on February 10. The letter was written in response to Joe Nocera’s “Gun Report” column about how... 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
Faces of NY Gun Violence: Alphonza Bryant, 17

Faces of NY Gun Violence: Alphonza Bryant, 17

In April, Alphonza Bryant III, 17, was looking forward to his senior prom, graduation, and college. But then in what police say was a case of mistaken identity, this popular teen was gunned down while standing with his... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Suicide and Guns

NYAGV in the News: Suicide and Guns

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett’s letter to the editor about suicide and guns appeared in the May 27 issue of The New York Times under “A Rising Tide of Suicides, and Access to Guns.”  The letter was in response to... Read More
“Law and Order” Senators Vote Against Law and Order

“Law and Order” Senators Vote Against Law and Order

While many gun supporters oppose any reasonable limits on who should be able to buy and carry a gun, they also claim to be for “law and order.” However, the Senate’s vote on April 17th against background checks... Read More