legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
NY's A- rating shows smart gun laws work.

NY’s A- rating shows smart gun laws work.

A state-by-state analysis shows that states like New York with stronger gun laws have lower gun death rates, and the states with weaker laws have higher gun death rates.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
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NYAGV Resources: Fact sheets, guides, research and more.

NYAGV Resources: Fact sheets, guides, research and more.

Remember to check NYAGV’s Resources page regularly for helpful information on gun violence issues, including fact sheets, guides, research reports, and more. Recent additions include: “Is there a gun where my child plays?” –Protecting Children and Teens from Guns in the Home Read More
Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

Kids and Guns: Yet Another Tragedy

A child’s access to a gun once again resulted in tragedy yesterday, this time in a Florida home. An argument between brothers turned deadly when a 12-year-old-boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, shot and injured his 16-year-old brother, then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. Read More
Fake NYC Gun Store Debunks Gun Myths

Fake NYC Gun Store Debunks Gun Myths

Watch a powerful video from States United To Prevent Gun Violence after the group opened a fake gun store in New York City. As part of the group’s “Guns with History” campaign, customers were notified that they were part of a social experiment, and hidden cameras filmed their reactions when told of the history Read More
Join us: Spring Member Meeting--March 31 in NYC

Join us: Spring Member Meeting–March 31 in NYC

Don’t miss NYAGV’s Spring Member Meeting–Tuesday, March 31 at 6 pm in New York City. You’ll get an update from Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett and others about pending state and federal legislation and other NYAGV activities and find out how you can help advocate to reduce gun violence. The meeting is free for NYAGV... Read More
Meet us--and the kids--in Albany May 4.

Meet us–and the kids–in Albany May 4.

Monday, May 4 is Albany Lobby Day. Meet us at the Capitol Building with our reACTION Youth Program students to lobby for common sense gun laws. At this annual field trip, the reACTION students will get an inside look at state government, meet legislators and staff, and hold a rally to pass measures to Read More
Let's take a public health approach to gun violence.

Let’s take a public health approach to gun violence.

The public health approach has been effectively applied to problems facing our society such as deaths and injuries from tobacco and motor vehicles. Such an approach focuses on injury prevention by examining interventions such as enhancing product safety, changing social norms, and passing new regulations Read More
Barrett to Appear at Talkback Event March 17

Barrett to Appear at Talkback Event March 17

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will be the guest speaker at the March 17 Talkback following the play “The Events” at the New York Theater Workshop. The play, by award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig, focuses on a community’s search for understanding in the wake of a mass shooting. Read More
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) welcomes the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand federal background checks and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, terrorists, and the seriously mentally ill. The bill, H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 was introduced March 4 by Representative Read More