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NYAGV Provides Testimony to Durbin Hearings on Shoot-First Laws

NYAGV Provides Testimony to Durbin Hearings on Shoot-First Laws

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate hearings October 29 on the impact of “Stand Your Ground” laws, also known as “Shoot First” laws. “We’re pleased that Senator Durbin is highlighting this important... Read More
Shoot-First Laws Sweeping the Nation

Shoot-First Laws Sweeping the Nation

Look at the numbers for  “shoot-first” laws:  In 1981, zero states had them. Now 26 states do. And if the gun lobby gets its way, these dangerous laws– a.k.a. “stand-your-ground” laws or “007–license to kill” laws, will soon be adopted by even more states. Shoot-first laws have been proposed–and... Read More
NYAGV Albany Chapter Head Discusses "Shoot-first" Laws and Zimmerman Acquittal

NYAGV Albany Chapter Head Discusses “Shoot-first” Laws and Zimmerman Acquittal

Robyn Ringler, head of the Albany Chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, was interviewed on YNN TV’s Capital Region about George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Ringler focused on the danger of Florida’s... Read More
NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

New Yorkers Against Violence issued a statement today calling for the rollback of stand-your-ground laws and limits on concealed carry laws–gun laws that contributed to the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.... Read More

July 14, 2013 — NYAGV Calls for Limits on Concealed Carry and Rollback on Stand Your Ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

July 14, 2013 — NYAGV Calls for Limits on Concealed Carry and Rollback on Stand Your Ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict   Read More