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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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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
"Safe storage of guns won't violate rights."

“Safe storage of guns won’t violate rights.”

We couldn’t agree more with this statement by the editorial board of the  The Daily Gazette of Schenectady.  The June 23 piece was written  in support of Nicholas’s Law (A.53/S.2291), which NYAGV has been advocating for and recently passed the New York State Assembly. Nicholas’s Law would require gun owners to lock and safely store their... Read More
National Ask Day is Sunday, June 21.

National Ask Day is Sunday, June 21.

“Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?” On Sunday, National Ask Day (and Father’s Day), make sure your children are safe from unlocked guns. When your child goes on a play date–Sunday or any day–ask the question: “Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”  Read More
Join us for a talk-back tonight at "Bullets Over Preschool"

Join us for a talk-back tonight at “Bullets Over Preschool”

Join NYAGV tonight, Friday, June 19, at Dixon Place for a talk-back after the performance of “Bullets Over Preschool.” Presented by the Frack Theatre company,  this play is a tragicomedy about a gun lobby that doesn’t know what to do about America’s increasingly armed and dangerous toddlers. “Wayne LaPoo” is the powerful head of the... Read More
How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas's Law?

How did your Assembly member vote on Nicholas’s Law?

Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns not in the immediate possession of the owner, passed the New York State Assembly June 16 by a vote of 81-66. Did your representative vote to keep guns away from kids by voting yes? Read More
New York State Assembly Passes Nicholas's Law to Protect Children from Unsecured Guns

New York State Assembly Passes Nicholas’s Law to Protect Children from Unsecured Guns

The New York State Assembly passed Nicholas’s Law, A.53, on June 16, requiring gun owners to lock up their guns when they are not in their immediate possession or control in order to prevent unintentional shootings, suicides and gun thefts. Nicholas’s Law is named for 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin, who in December 2010 was fatally shot while... Read More
Assembly to vote on Nicholas's Law this Monday. Now the Senate needs to act.

Assembly to vote on Nicholas’s Law this Monday. Now the Senate needs to act.

Thanks to your calls and e-mails to Assembly Speaker Heastie’s office last week, Nicholas’s Law, A.53, will be brought to the New York Assembly floor for a vote this Monday, June 15, before the ending of the Legislative session on June 17. But in order for Nicholas’s Law to become law, the Senate needs to act.  Please... Read More
Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Strong Approval of NY SAFE Act

Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Strong Approval of NY SAFE Act

New York, NY – June 1, 2015 – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) today announced that a statewide poll of New York voter attitudes about the NY SAFE (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act reveals strong approval for the law. The poll was commissioned by NYAGV and conducted in Read More