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NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

NYAGV Ranks NYS Legislators on Gun Safety

How does your New York State Senator and Assembly member stand on the gun safety issue? Take a look at this new ranking from NYAGV and find out! We reviewed each legislator’s vote on the New York SAFE Act and the attempts to repeal it, as well as their support for Nicholas’s Law for safe gun... Read More
Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

Caving to Gun Lobby Pressure, Senate Fails the American Public (Again)

US Senators again failed to protect the American public by voting down strong and effective measures to close the terror gap and and institute universal background checks on gun sales. In votes on June 20: Senators voted down Senator Feinstein’s amendment, 47-53, which could have prevented anyone on the federal terrorism watch list and other... Read More
Assault weapons bans work: Let's pass one now!

Assault weapons bans work: Let’s pass one now!

The Orlando shooter was able to massacre scores of innocent people because he was able to purchase a military-style assault weapon. Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were illegal from 1994-2004, when Congress and the George W. Bush administration allowed it to expire. A new report, “Mass Mayhem: Mass Shooters and Assault Weapons,” by the non-partisan Citizens Crime... Read More
Remember the Students Lost to Gun Violence: Sign Their Yearbook

Remember the Students Lost to Gun Violence: Sign Their Yearbook

Unlike millions of other students in the U.S., not all get the chance to have their high school yearbook signed by their friends. Why? Because each year, 2,000 young Americans lose their lives to gun-violence before getting the chance to graduate high school. This year, NYAGV is dedicating a unique yearbook to the students who lost... Read More
Doing nothing is unacceptable.

Doing nothing is unacceptable.

Assault weapons are weapons of war, designed to quickly kill large numbers of people–and they’ve become the weapons of choice in mass shootings, from Newtown, CT, to San Bernardino, CA, and now to Orlando, FL. Due to Congress’s inaction, these military-style weapons are still available to civilians, and innocent American citizens continue to fall victim. Don’t do... Read More
NYAGV Statement on Orlando Massacre

NYAGV Statement on Orlando Massacre

NYAGV Statement on the Orlando Night Club Massacre, the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History NYAGV joins with President Obama and all Americans to express our horror following the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history that took place early this morning in Orlando. We know that at least fifty people were slaughtered and another... Read More
Gun Violence Awareness Day Brings Out the Orange

Gun Violence Awareness Day Brings Out the Orange

Thousands of people across the US–and Canada–showed their support for Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2 by wearing orange.  Read More
Save the date! 2016 Annual Benefit

Save the date! 2016 Annual Benefit

Mark your calendar for NYAGV’s Annual Benefit on November 15! Read More