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gun violence since 1993
Your tax-deductible donation can help transform young lives.

Your tax-deductible donation can help transform young lives.

This year-end, help us transform young lives with a tax-deductible donation to the NYAGV Education Fund.Read More
Congratulations to Congresswoman McCarthy!

Congratulations to Congresswoman McCarthy!

Congratulations to Carolyn McCarthy, recipient of NYAGV’s Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service.Read More
Sign the petition to pass Nicholas's Law.

Sign the petition to pass Nicholas’s Law.

Help us prevent child gun deaths. Sign the petition for A8293/S7822, Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns in New York homes.Read More
Latest From NYAGV
Buffalo Vigil Remembers Gun Violence Victims

Buffalo Vigil Remembers Gun Violence Victims

NYAGV, elected officials, families of gun violence victims and concerned citizens gathered at SUNY Buffalo on December 11 to remember victims of gun violence. The event was part of the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence, which marked the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. Children from the Stop the Violence Coalition decorated... 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
NYAGV Press Conference Calls for Smart Gun Laws

NYAGV Press Conference Calls for Smart Gun Laws

Thanks for those who came out yesterday to join NYAGV for our “Smart Gun Laws Work” press conference yesterday at New York City Hall. Elected officials, families of gun violence victims, and many others were on hand to call for enhanced gun laws aimed at protecting all New Yorkers. The event coincided Read More
"Guns and Domestic Violence" Event Draws 150

“Guns and Domestic Violence” Event Draws 150

At John Jay College Monday evening over 150 attendees and representatives of 20 organizations from the domestic violence and gun violence prevention communities came together to discuss the deadly combination of intimate partner violence and guns. Speakers including John Jay President Jeremy Travers, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Commissioner Read More
Join us! Press Conference and Rally--Thursday 12/11 at City Hall

Join us! Press Conference and Rally–Thursday 12/11 at City Hall

In the two years since the Sandy Hook shootings, there have been 91 school shootings and more than 60,000 American deaths from gun violence. Come out this Thursday, December 11 at noon to the steps of NY City Hall and gather with NYAGV, elected officials, and dozens of moms, dads, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers to call for enhanced gun laws... 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
NYAGV Welcomes Friends Seminary PA to the CAP Coalition

NYAGV Welcomes Friends Seminary PA to the CAP Coalition

NYAGV continues to build support for Nicholas’s Law with the addition of the Friends Seminary School Parents Association to the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. The Coalition–which now has 50 member organizations–was formed by NYAGV to work for the  enactment of Nicholas’s Law, a child access prevention (CAP) law requiring the safe storage of guns in Read More
"Guns and Domestic Violence"--A free community forum December 8

“Guns and Domestic Violence”–A free community forum December 8

Join NYAGV, CONNECT and other advocates against gun and domestic violence on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 pm for “Guns and Domestic Violence: A Lethal Combination.” This free community event will be held at John Jay College in Manhattan. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will provide you with an overview of Read More