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March with NYAGV this Saturday in NYC, Buffalo and DC

March with NYAGV this Saturday in NYC, Buffalo and DC

Please join NYAGV this Saturday, January 21, for the women’s marches in New York City, Buffalo, and Washington, DC to send the message to stop violence against women in New York and all around the country. Preventing and reducing gun violence towards women is critical to our efforts as thousands of women fall victim to... Read More
Westchester Board Passes Gun Show Bill, But Bill Faces Veto

Westchester Board Passes Gun Show Bill, But Bill Faces Veto

The Westchester Board of Legislators voted January 9 to approve the Gun Show Ban bill by a party line vote of 9-8. Thanks to all our supporters who came out Monday night and to the hundreds who signed the petition to pass this bill to keep gun shows out of county-owned properties! The bill, however, faces... Read More
NYAGV Statement on the Passing of Detective Steven McDonald

NYAGV Statement on the Passing of Detective Steven McDonald

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) today joins the New York City Police Department and fellow New Yorkers in mourning the passing of Detective Steven McDonald and in extending our deepest sympathy to Detective McDonald’s family and loved ones. Detective McDonald worked tirelessly for a just and peaceful society, speaking to young people and community groups... Read More
Westchester Gun Show Ban Goes to Vote January 9--Show Your Support!

Westchester Gun Show Ban Goes to Vote January 9–Show Your Support!

After two Westchester committees voted to move the Gun Show Ban bill forward, the full Westchester County Board of Legislators will be voting on the bill January 9. The bill, Act 9417, would amend county laws to prohibit gun shows from taking place on county-owned property. According to an article in the Daily Voice, Legislator Ken Jenkins, D-Yonkers,... Read More
Act Now to Keep Gun Shows Out of Westchester

Act Now to Keep Gun Shows Out of Westchester

Following a four-year hiatus after the Sandy Hook school massacre, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino is again allowing gun shows at our county’s taxpayer-supported facilities. Please tell Westchester County’s elected officials that we don’t want gun shows in our county’s government, taxpayer-supported properties–and urge them to support Act 9417, the Westchester Gun Show Ban! Please... Read More
New York Scores High for Its Strong Gun Laws

New York Scores High for Its Strong Gun Laws

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has issued its 2016 Gun Law State Scorecard, and New York State again ranked high on the list for strong gun laws, with an A- rating. New York is tied with Maryland for having the fifth best ranking in the country. The scorecard assigns letter grades to each state... Read More
Will you help build a safer New York?

Will you help build a safer New York?

With your help and support, this past year NYAGV was able to reach more New Yorkers all over the state to educate them about gun violence and what they can do to prevent it. But as the headlines show, so much more needs to be done. In just a few short weeks, we’ll have a... Read More
National Vigils to #EndGunViolence - Join us 12/14 - 12/18

National Vigils to #EndGunViolence – Join us 12/14 – 12/18

It’s been four years since the Sandy Hook massacre and Congress has failed to act to protect American citizens from gun violence. Please join NYAGV and other gun violence prevention groups across the nation to give voice to the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook tragedy. Choose from four sites... Read More