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Join us!  NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit--Nov. 2, NYC

Join us! NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit–Nov. 2, NYC

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Walmart Takes a Good First Step in Stopping its Sales of Military Weapons

Walmart Takes a Good First Step in Stopping its Sales of Military Weapons

In the midst of ever more news about the tragic affects of guns in the wrong hands, Walmart has taken an encouraging first step toward reducing mass shootings by announcing its plans to stop selling military AR-15 weapons. The weapons are among the most lethal weapons associated with mass shootings in the U.S. Read More
Mass Shooting in Rochester Shows Need for Congress to Act

Mass Shooting in Rochester Shows Need for Congress to Act

Three people are dead and four are wounded following a mass shooting in Rochester after a Boys and Girls Club basketball game the evening of August 19. NYAGV calls on Congress to stop the ongoing national carnage and keep guns out of dangerous hands by passing universal background checks and imposing stiffer penalties for gun trafficking.... Read More
VIP Reception Scheduled Before Annual Benefit

VIP Reception Scheduled Before Annual Benefit

Join us as at a VIP Reception before the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit on November 2. When you become a Benefit sponsor at the “Scholarship” level and above, you and a guest will be invited to attend the reception, where you can mingle with honorees and NYAGV leaders. Read More
Benefit Honoree Profile: Lewis Black

Benefit Honoree Profile: Lewis Black

Activist, comedian, and playwright Lewis Black will be this year’s recipient of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service at the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit on Monday, November 2.  At the event, being held at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center in New York City, Black will be recognized for his impassioned advocacy... Read More
Benefit Honoree Profile: The Smart Tech Challenge Foundation

Benefit Honoree Profile: The Smart Tech Challenge Foundation

For its commitment to advancing firearm safety by promoting the growth and development of user-authentication technology, the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation will be presented with the Founders’ Award at the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit on November 2. Smart Tech has played a Read More
NYAGV Calls on Apple CEO to #DisarmTheiPhone

NYAGV Calls on Apple CEO to #DisarmTheiPhone

NYAGV is calling on tech giant Apple to “disarm the iPhone” by removing the phone’s gun emoji. The #DisarmTheiPhone social media campaign requests supporters to tweet Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, asking him to remove the gun emoji from all Apple products. The social media campaign was developed with BBH Barn, the internship program of Bartle Bogle Hegarty NY.... Read More
Benefit Honoree Profile: Eric Adams

Benefit Honoree Profile: Eric Adams

On November 2, the NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit will present Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with the Steven McDonald Law Enforcement Award. Adams will be recognized for his strong commitment throughout his career to reducing gun violence. Adams began his career in public service as a police officer with the NYPD in 1984, where... Read More
Save the date: NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit - Monday, November 2

Save the date: NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit – Monday, November 2

Mark your calendars now for the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit scheduled for Monday, November 2 in New York City. This year’s honorees include: • Lewis Black, comedian and social critic, and an outspoken advocate for strong gun laws. Mr. Black will receive the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service. • Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, former state senator, former officer with the... Read More