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Safe Storage Law Proposed for Suffolk County

Safe Storage Law Proposed for Suffolk County

Suffolk County is the latest New York County to consider a gun safe storage law. DuWayne Gregory, County Legislature Presiding Officer, proposed a law (Resolution 1777-2016) September 9 requiring gun owners to install safety locks on their weapons or store them in safes. Gregory commented, “It is imperative that if people are going to continue to... Read More
New NYAGV PSAs: "It's your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?"

New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”

NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home. The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a teen breakup, and a domestic argument–can turn deadly when a gun is present. Read More
"Is there a gun in the home?" Don't forget to ask.

“Is there a gun in the home?” Don’t forget to ask.

Thanks to actress Julianna Margulies for filming this powerful PSA about the importance of safe storage. Each week in the U.S., two children are shot unintentionally — most often in their own homes, with a relative’s gun. When your child goes on a play date, remember to ask, “Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”... Read More
Saratoga Springs Passes Local "Nicholas's Law" for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs Passes Local “Nicholas’s Law” for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs became the latest New York municipality to enact a firearm safe storage law when the City Council voted unanimously on April 5 to approve a local version of “Nicholas’s Law.” The law–named for Nicholas Naumkin, the 12-year-old Saratoga County resident who was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend in 2010– requires guns to... Read More
NY State Senate Committee Votes Down the Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act

NY State Senate Committee Votes Down the Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act

On March 28, on a party line vote, Republicans on the New York State Senate Codes Committee voted down the Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act (S.2491), which would have helped to protected New York children from unintentional shootings. Specifically, the bill would have made it a felony if a gun owner failed to safely store a loaded... Read More
VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

Since household gun ownership has steadily declined and the primary gun market of white males continues to age, the firearms industry has set its sights on America’s children, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The report, “Start Them Young”–How the Firearms Industry and Gun Lobby Are Targeting Your Children, documents ongoing efforts... Read More
Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

NYAGV joined Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Police Chief Brendan Cox and Albany Common Council member Cathy Fahey on January 14 to welcome in the City of Albany’s new firearm safe storage law.  Albany is the fifth New York Read More
Help us keep guns away from kids.

Help us keep guns away from kids.

Support Nicholas’s Law for the safe storage of guns in New York. Read More