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Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas's Law

Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas’s Law

Three families recently suffered the tragic deaths of their small children in incidents of unintentional shootings, reminding us of the dangers of unlocked and loaded guns and the need to keep guns out of the reach of... Read More
Join NYAGV in Buffalo this Sunday.

Join NYAGV in Buffalo this Sunday.

Stop by the NYAGV table at the Buffalo Peace and Nonviolence Festival–this Sunday, September 21–and show your support for child access prevention and safe gun storage by signing the petition for Nicholas’s Law (A8293/S7822). Read More
“Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”

“Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”

Today, on National Ask Day–-and everyday your child goes to a friend’s house to play–ask that question. One-third of U.S. households own guns—so chances are, some of your neighbors do, too. In New York, we’re trying to... Read More
League of Women Voters of NYS Joins CAP Coalition

League of Women Voters of NYS Joins CAP Coalition

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) is proud to welcome the League of Women Voters for New York State to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. NYAGV is organizing the coalition to build... Read More
Making the case for Nicholas's Law.

Making the case for Nicholas’s Law.

NYAGV’s Leah Gunn Barrett and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel appeared on “Capital Tonight” recently to make the case for Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns in New York homes. They were interviewed by host Nick Reisman about the dangers... 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
Help Prevent Child Gun Deaths: Support a CAP Law for NYS

Help Prevent Child Gun Deaths: Support a CAP Law for NYS

While New York State has one of the strongest gun safety laws in the country, the state needs child access prevention (CAP) and safe storage laws to prevent gun accidents among young children. CAP laws—already... Read More