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Help Us Educate the Public and Advocate for the Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill

Help Us Educate the Public and Advocate for the Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill

In June, the New York State Assembly passed the New York Extreme Risk Protection Order bill (ERPO) (A.6994), life-saving legislation that will help prevent suicide, mass shootings, and other gun-related tragedies in New York State. But our work is not done. We’ll be pushing the New York State Senate to pass an ERPO bill (S.5447) next session. We... Read More
NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

How does your New York State Senator and Assembly member stand on the gun safety issue? Take a look at this new ranking from NYAGV and find out! We reviewed each legislator’s vote on the New York SAFE Act and the attempts to repeal it, as well as their support for Nicholas’s Law for safe gun... Read More
Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

US Senators again failed to protect the American public by voting down strong and effective measures to close the terror gap and and institute universal background checks on gun sales. In votes on June 20: Senators voted down Senator Feinstein’s amendment, 47-53, which could have prevented anyone on the federal terrorism watch list and other... Read More
How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas's Law?

How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas’s Law?

Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns not in the immediate possession of the owner, passed the New York State Assembly June 16 by a vote of 81-66. Did your representative vote to keep guns away from kids by voting yes? Read More
Kids Get an Inside Look at State Government on Albany Field Trip

Kids Get an Inside Look at State Government on Albany Field Trip

Thanks to all our supporters who helped to make Albany Lobby Day a success!  Held May 4, this popular field trip gave our reACTION Youth Program students–from high schools in Crown Heights, the Bronx and Harlem–the opportunity to experience state government first hand. Read More
ATF finally gets a permanent director!

ATF finally gets a permanent director!

In a rare victory for gun safety advocates, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to approve President Obama’s appointment of Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Jones had served as acting director since 2011. Over the past six years, Congress had refused to approve a permanent director of the ATF,... Read More
Senate Loses a Strong Voice for Gun Safety

Senate Loses a Strong Voice for Gun Safety

NYAGV regrets the passing today of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), a prominent supporter of strong gun safety laws.  Lautenberg’s last votes in the Senate occurred in April, when he voted to support federal background checks and to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  Even as other politicians distanced themselves from the gun violence issue in... Read More
“Law and Order” Senators Vote Against Law and Order

“Law and Order” Senators Vote Against Law and Order

While many gun supporters oppose any reasonable limits on who should be able to buy and carry a gun, they also claim to be for “law and order.” However, the Senate’s vote on April 17th against background checks was clearly a vote against law and order. With the vote, dangerous criminals, the seriously mentally ill and domestic abusers... Read More