legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
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
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Community Panels and Events

Community Panels and Events

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence frequency participates in panels and events that address gun violence. The following events are scheduled for November: Tuesday, November 4, 7 pm: Post-show Talk-Back Discussion after MCC Theater’s “Punk Rock,” Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, NYC. NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will be part of the discussion about gun violence in schools... Read More
NYAGV Candidate Endorsements

NYAGV Candidate Endorsements

Election day is Tuesday, November 4. Remember to vote and please support these candidates committed to taking action to reduce and prevent gun violence: NYS Senate: Justin Wagner (D-40); Mark Grisanti (I-60); Ted O’Brien (D-55);  Terry Gipson (D-41); James Kemmerer (D-22) NYS Assembly: Brian Kavanagh (D-74); Michelle Schimel (D-16); Gary Pudup (D-134) NYS Governor: Andrew... Read More
New York's Gun Death Rate Declines: Strong Gun Laws Work

New York’s Gun Death Rate Declines: Strong Gun Laws Work

New York State’s gun death rate dipped to 4.99 per 100,000, according to a recent report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) that analyzed 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. New York again has the fourth lowest gun death rate in the nation, with its gun death... Read More
87 School Shootings Since Newtown; Family Gun Again the Source

87 School Shootings Since Newtown; Family Gun Again the Source

The recent school shooting near Seattle is the 87th school shooting since the Newtown massacre less than two years ago. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families in this latest senseless tragedy. Police report that the weapon used in this latest shooting was owned by a family member. Unfortunately, guns in the home... Read More
Thanks for supporting the NYAGV Ed Fund!

Thanks for supporting the NYAGV Ed Fund!

Thank you to all who supported this year’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on October 20! Your invaluable support will go a long way in helping us keep guns away from youth, since it helps expand and enrich youth and community education programs by the NYAGV Education Fund.  Read More
NYAGV Endorses Michelle Schimel for Re-election

NYAGV Endorses Michelle Schimel for Re-election

NYAGV announced its endorsement on October 9 of Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel for re-election. Schimel, co-chair of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns (SLAIG)–a group of state legislators that works to pass common sense gun legislation–represents New York’s 16th District. Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV Read More
Annual Benefit's Silent Auction: Another way to help NY youth.

Annual Benefit’s Silent Auction: Another way to help NY youth.

At the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit on October 20, the Silent Auction gives you the opportunity to get something valuable or try something new–while helping to support a good cause: NYAGV youth and community education programs. Here are 10 reasons you won’t want to miss NYAGV’s Silent Auction:  A VIP set visit to the filming of ”The Good... Read More
Honoree profile: Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Honoree profile: Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

At the NYAGV Education Fund  2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on October 20, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., will be the recipient of the Detective Steven McDonald Law Enforcement Award for successfully developing and implementing strategies and tactics to reduce New York City gun violence. Since becoming the District Attorney of New York County in 2010, Vance has... Read More