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2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction - Monday, October 20, NYC

2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction – Monday, October 20, NYC

Reserve your tickets now for this popular event–also featuring former Governor Mario M. Cuomo.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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NYAGV's Barrett to Speak on Panel at 92Y--Monday, Sept. 8

NYAGV’s Barrett to Speak on Panel at 92Y–Monday, Sept. 8

NYAGV’s Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will be joining author Lois Schaffer, Assemblywoman Michele Schimmel, and June Rubin of Moms Demand Action for a panel discussion about gun violence at the 92nd Street Y on September 8 at noon. At the panel discussion, titled “Resilience: A Mother’s Read More
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo Joins Lineup at NYAGV Annual Benefit

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo Joins Lineup at NYAGV Annual Benefit

Former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo will join the evening’s lineup for the NYAGV Education Fund 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction when he presents the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service to Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.  The event is scheduled for October 20, from 6:30 – 9 pm, at NYU Law School in New York City and benefits... Read More
Video interview: Oxsana Naumkin Discusses Nicholas's Shooting

Video interview: Oxsana Naumkin Discusses Nicholas’s Shooting

Oxsana Naumkin–whose son, Nicholas, was unintentionally shot and killed by a playmate when he was 12 years old–discussed Nicholas’s shooting and the need to safe gun storage laws on a recent segment on Fox & Friends. The August 6 segment, titled “Crucial Conversation: How to ask other parents about gun ownership,” also mentions Nicholas’s Law–the... Read More
NYAGV in the News: Regulate Guns for Safety

NYAGV in the News: Regulate Guns for Safety

In a New York Times letter dated August 4 , NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett responded to  Nicholas Kristof’s editorial,  ”Our Blind Spot About Guns,” calling on the need for product safety regulations for guns. Read More
Protecting Women from Gun Violence

Protecting Women from Gun Violence

In the U.S., on average 48 women are shot to death each month by intimate partners. Convicted stalkers can legally buy and own guns in 29 states (not in New York). And the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that a woman will be murdered. Today the... Read More
Gun deaths by state: The chart

Gun deaths by state: The chart

The conclusion of a recent report by the Violence Policy Center came as no surprise: States with strong gun violence prevention laws and low rates of gun ownership have the lowest gun death rates in the nation. Conversely, states with lax laws and higher rates of gun ownership lead the nation in gun deaths. Read More
CAP Coalition Welcomes Child Care Council of Westchester

CAP Coalition Welcomes Child Care Council of Westchester

The Child Care Council of Westchester–which champions healthy development of children, families and communities by promoting quality early care and education–is the latest organization to join the New York State Coalition to Prevent Child Access to Guns. NYAGV is organizing the coalition to Read More
NYAGV in the News: Barrett Interviewed on "Connections" Radio Show, WXXI News

NYAGV in the News: Barrett Interviewed on “Connections” Radio Show, WXXI News

Before speaking at a public forum in Rochester, NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett was interviewed by Frank Cegelski about gun safety and gun laws for the “Connections” radio show on WXXI News. Joining Barrett on the show was Gary Pudup, a former policeman, a gun owner, and a former Read More