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Join us!  2015 Annual Benefit--Nov. 2, NYC

Join us! 2015 Annual Benefit–Nov. 2, NYC

Join us for the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit on Monday, November 2 in New York City. Read More
Poll Shows Wide Support for NY SAFE Act Provisions--Even With Gun Owners

Poll Shows Wide Support for NY SAFE Act Provisions–Even With Gun Owners

A recent poll found wide support for the specific provisions of the NY SAFE Act among New York State voters, including upstate and downstate residents as well as gun owners. Read More
Poll Shows Wide Support for Gun Law Proposals

Poll Shows Wide Support for Gun Law Proposals

Widespread majorities of New York voters–including gun owners–favor proposed gun safety legislation. Read More
Help us keep guns away from kids.

Help us keep guns away from kids.

Support Nicholas’s Law for the safe storage of guns in New York.Read More
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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
NYAGV Stands with Gillibrand for Anti-Gun Trafficking Bill

NYAGV Stands with Gillibrand for Anti-Gun Trafficking Bill

NYAGV was on hand to support Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she introduced the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2015 at a press conference in July 12. This federal bill would crack down on the daily flow of illegal guns onto streets throughout the country. The bill defines gun trafficking and straw purchasing Read More
Cuomo Denies Plans to Rollback Ammunition Background Checks

Cuomo Denies Plans to Rollback Ammunition Background Checks

According to Alphonso David, Counsel to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Governor has no intention to roll back any provision of the NY SAFE Act and doesn’t have the authority to do so. David issued a statement to clarify misunderstandings about the Governor’s recent memorandum of understanding with the state’s Senate Republicans agreeing to suspend the... Read More
Why, Governor Cuomo?

Why, Governor Cuomo?

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the state’s Senate Republicans agreeing to suspend the ammunition background check requirements that are part of the NY SAFE Act passed into law in 2013. NYAGV strongly opposes this memorandum and strongly supports background checks on ammunition sales, which help save lives.... Read More
Save the date! Annual Benefit Monday, November 2

Save the date! 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
Almost 45,000 Assault Weapons Registered Under the NY SAFE Act

Almost 45,000 Assault Weapons Registered Under the NY SAFE Act

According to the New York State Police, 44,485 assault weapons have been registered by 23,847 New Yorkers under the requirements of the NY SAFE Act. While the NY SAFE Act, passed in January 2013, banned military-style assault weapons, people who already owned such weapons were allowed to keep them, but were required to register those weapons... Read More