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NYS Assault Weapons Ban Passes Supreme Court Challenge

NYS Assault Weapons Ban Passes Supreme Court Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 refused to hear appeals that challenged assault weapons bans passed by the states of New York and Connecticut. Its refusal allows the weapons bans to stand. After the Sandy Hook shootings,... Read More
Why, Governor Cuomo?

Why, Governor Cuomo?

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the state’s Senate Republicans agreeing to suspend the ammunition background check requirements that are part of the NY SAFE Act passed into law in 2013. NYAGV strongly opposes this memorandum... Read More
Poll Shows Wide Support for NY SAFE Act Provisions--Even With Gun Owners

Poll Shows Wide Support for NY SAFE Act Provisions–Even With Gun Owners

A recent poll found wide support for the specific provisions of the NY SAFE Act among New York State voters, including upstate and downstate residents as well as gun owners.  Read More
Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Strong Approval of NY SAFE Act

Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Strong Approval of NY SAFE Act

New York, NY – June 1, 2015 – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) today announced that a statewide poll of New York voter attitudes about the NY SAFE (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act... Read More
States prove it: Background checks save lives.

States prove it: Background checks save lives.

States like New York that require background checks on all gun sales have almost 50% less domestic homicides, law enforcement homicides, and suicides, according to a recent report by Everytown for Gun Safety. In the states that require background... Read More
New York's low gun death due to strong gun laws and low gun ownership.

New York’s low gun death due to strong gun laws and low gun ownership.

New York State has the fourth lowest gun death rate in the nation–and that’s because of our strong gun laws and low gun ownership. This is according to a recent report by... Read More
NYAGV Welcomes Ruling on NY SAFE

NYAGV Welcomes Ruling on NY SAFE

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence welcomed yet another ruling upholding the constitutionality of the NY SAFE Act, this time by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas McNamara. Judge McNamara rejected the challenges to the law that had claimed it infringed on... Read More
NYAGV Press Conference Calls for CAP Law to Prevent Child Gun Deaths

NYAGV Press Conference Calls for CAP Law to Prevent Child Gun Deaths

NYAGV’s held a press conference Tuesday with State Legislators Against Illegal Guns and victims of gun violence to defend NY SAFE and to call for additional gun safety measures to save lives. The event was... Read More