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"Is there a gun in the home?" Don't forget to ask.

“Is there a gun in the home?” Don’t forget to ask.

Thanks to actress Julianna Margulies for filming this powerful PSA about the importance of safe storage. Each week in the U.S., two children are shot unintentionally — most often in their own homes, with a relative’s gun. When your child goes on a play date, remember to ask, “Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”... Read More
Join us May 9: Advance Screening of Katie Couric's "Under the Gun"

Join us May 9: Advance Screening of Katie Couric’s “Under the Gun”

Join NYAGV and other advocate groups for an advance screening of Under the Gun, a new documentary produced by Katie Couric.  The film will be shown on Monday, May 9 at NYU Law School in New York City and is free to the public. The event will also feature a post-film panel discussion. The film explores the... Read More
Help us Take the ReAction Kids to Albany

Help us Take the ReAction Kids to Albany

On Tuesday, May 3, we’ll be taking students in the NYAGV ReAction Youth Program on a field trip to the state capital–where they’ll get a chance to meet with legislators, share their experiences, and advocate against gun violence. Albany Day is a life-changing experience for these students. Won’t you please help defray the costs of... Read More
The Presidential Candidates and Guns: A Quick Look

The Presidential Candidates and Guns: A Quick Look

With over 33,000 Americans killed each year by guns, the presidential candidates’ positions on gun violence and gun laws are playing an important role. Here’s a quick look where each stands: The Republicans Rated A+ by the NRA, Ted Cruz voted against background checks and banning high-capacity magazines, and wants to loosen gun restrictions by making... Read More
Guns on Campus Lead to Suicide Concerns

Guns on Campus Lead to Suicide Concerns

Besides concerns about guns on campus leading to accidental shootings and stifling debate in the classroom, experts are worried about increased suicides as well, according to a recent article featured on TheTrace.org. More than 1,000 suicides occur on college campuses each year in the U.S. Jeffrey Swanson, a medical sociologist at Duke University, says “We know that... Read More
Like "shoot-em-up" movies? Then watch this.

Like “shoot-em-up” movies? Then watch this.

Although more than 32,000 Americans die from gun violence every year, we live in a culture that glorifies guns. To change the way people look at guns and gun violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence created “Gun Crazy,” a gun-filled movie. But the movie was a bit different than your standard Hollywood “shoot-em up”... Read More
Saratoga Springs Passes Local "Nicholas's Law" for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs Passes Local “Nicholas’s Law” for Safe Storage

Saratoga Springs became the latest New York municipality to enact a firearm safe storage law when the City Council voted unanimously on April 5 to approve a local version of “Nicholas’s Law.” The law–named for Nicholas Naumkin, the 12-year-old Saratoga County resident who was unintentionally shot and killed by a friend in 2010– requires guns to... Read More
Join NYAGV in Peekskill to Greet the Sandy Hook Cyclists

Join NYAGV in Peekskill to Greet the Sandy Hook Cyclists

Join NYAGV and other anti-gun-violence advocates in Peekskill, NY, this Saturday, April 9 to greet “Team 26″ from the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington. The group will be cycling from Sandy Hook, CT, to Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the need for strong federal gun laws to prevent tragedies like the Sandy Hook massacre. See you... Read More