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Americans Come Out for Vigils to #EndGunViolence

Americans Come Out for Vigils to #EndGunViolence

Americans across the country came out for the National Vigil to #EndGunViolence on December 14. That date marked five years since the massacre of school children and educators at Sandy Hook. In the five years since, 500,000 Americans have been killed or injured by guns. Here are some photos from the vigils held in New... Read More
National Vigils to #EndGunViolence - Join us 12/14 - 12/18

National Vigils to #EndGunViolence – Join us 12/14 – 12/18

It’s been four years since the Sandy Hook massacre and Congress has failed to act to protect American citizens from gun violence. Please join NYAGV and other gun violence prevention groups across the nation to give voice to the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook tragedy. Choose from four sites... Read More
“You won’t truly understand gun violence until you see the Newtown documentary.”

“You won’t truly understand gun violence until you see the Newtown documentary.”

That’s what Esquire magazine said about Newtown, a new documentary about the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. The film documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose, and it weaves an intimate story of community resilience.“Why is this story... Read More
Remembering Sandy Hook and All Victims of Gun Violence

Remembering Sandy Hook and All Victims of Gun Violence

On the three-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, vigils were held in remembrance of the 26 children and educators killed that day, and to remember all victims whose lives were lost to gun violence. The Sandy Hook massacre occurred on December 14, 2012, and Congress has yet to enact any measures that wold strengthen gun... Read More
Federal Appeals Court Upholds NY SAFE Act

Federal Appeals Court Upholds NY SAFE Act

In a victory for strong gun laws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld provisions of the New York SAFE Act. The Court, in its October 19 decision, rejected the gun lobby’s claim that the Act’s ban on military-purposed assault weapons and high capacity magazines violates the Second Amendment. The NY SAFE Act... Read More
New York Again Scores High on State Gun Laws

New York Again Scores High on State Gun Laws

In a new state-by-state analysis of gun laws and their effectiveness in reducing gun violence, New York State again comes out a leader, with an A- rating. This is according to the 2014 Gun Law State Scorecard, a report issued December 12 by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The report assigns letter grades... Read More
Buffalo Vigil Dec. 11 to Commemorate Sandy Hook and Buffalo Gun Violence Victims

Buffalo Vigil Dec. 11 to Commemorate Sandy Hook and Buffalo Gun Violence Victims

Join NYAGV in Buffalo on Thursday, December 11 to commemorate the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings and remember Buffalo victims of gun violence. The Vigil–at 7 pm at SUNY Buffalo–will feature music, candle lightings and remarks from those who’ve lost loved ones to gun Read More
Join NYAGV to Greet Sandy Hook Ride--March 8 in NYC

Join NYAGV to Greet Sandy Hook Ride–March 8 in NYC

Join NYAGV, elected officials, and other gun safety advocates this Saturday, March 8, as we greet Sandy Hook Ride’s Team 26 cyclists when they stop in Harlem. With 26 riders representing the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, Team 26 will be making its way from Sandy Hook, CT to Washington, DC–a 400-mile trek–to call for... Read More