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Tell Congress: Terrorists Should Not Be Allowed to Buy Guns in the U.S.

Tell Congress: Terrorists Should Not Be Allowed to Buy Guns in the U.S.

As reported recently in the New York Daily News, it’s easy for terrorists to buy guns in the U.S.  In fact, over 2,000 suspected terrorists used our weak laws to legally buy guns in our country since 2004. Terrorists have touted our weak gun laws: Adam Gadahn, an Al Qaeda spokesman, claimed, “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms.... Read More
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) welcomes the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand federal background checks and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, terrorists, and the seriously mentally ill. The bill, H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 was introduced March 4 by Representative Read More
Your Calls Helped: House Increases Funding for Background Checks

Your Calls Helped: House Increases Funding for Background Checks

Thanks to your help, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Thompson-King amendment, 260-143, on May 29. The amendment increases funding by $19.5 million to help states submit records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) System, which will help keep guns out of Read More