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Wear Orange Tuesday June 2!

Wear Orange Tuesday June 2!

Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness Day Tuesday, June 2.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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Wear Orange June 2 for Gun Violence Awareness Day

Wear Orange June 2 for Gun Violence Awareness Day

On June 2, people across the country will wear orange to honor all those who have been killed by gun violence — and inspire action to stop violence that takes over 32,000 American lives each year. Why orange? It’s a color that symbolizes the value of human life. Hunters wear orange to alert other hunters... Read More
Gap Small in Upstate vs. Downstate Support for New Gun Safety Laws

Gap Small in Upstate vs. Downstate Support for New Gun Safety Laws

In a recent independent poll of New York voters, upstate voters supported all of the six gun safety measures proposed, almost as much as residents did state-wide. Gun ownership is higher upstate, home to many of the state’s rural areas. The corporate gun lobby has also targeted upstate and its gun owners Read More
Oxsana Naumkin Speaks Out for Safe Storage

Oxsana Naumkin Speaks Out for Safe Storage

At Albany Lobby Day on May 4, Oxsana Naumkin spoke movingly about the loss of her son, Nicholas, and the need for Nicholas’s Law (A.53/S.2291) to require the safe storage of firearms. At the age of 12, Nicholas was shot and killed by a playmate who was playing with his father’s unlocked and loaded gun.... Read More
Kids Get an Inside Look at State Government on Albany Field Trip

Kids Get an Inside Look at State Government on Albany Field Trip

Thanks to all our supporters who helped to make Albany Lobby Day a success!  Held May 4, this popular field trip gave our reACTION Youth Program students–from high schools in Crown Heights, the Bronx and Harlem–the opportunity to experience state government first hand. Read More
Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers' Support for Common Sense Gun Regulations

Statewide Poll Confirms New Yorkers’ Support for Common Sense Gun Regulations

A statewide poll of New York voter attitudes about gun safety reveals robust support across the state for strong gun safety laws. The poll, commissioned by NYAGV and conducted independently in April by Kiley & Company, an independent opinion research firm, found that gun regulations are popular with voters throughout the state and across demographic... Read More

Tuesday’s City Hall press conference postponed.

Please note that the press conference with the New York City Council originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at New York City Hall has been postponed until June. However, the City Council will still issue a press release announcing the introduction of a resolution in support of Nicholas’s Law, requiring the safe storage of guns in Read More
Let's make sure domestic abusers surrender their guns.

Let’s make sure domestic abusers surrender their guns.

The greatest danger for women in abusive relationships is when their intimate partners have guns. In fact, the presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. In New York Read More
Help us take the kids to Albany May 4!

Help us take the kids to Albany May 4!

On Monday, May 4, we’ll be taking three busloads of students from our reACTION Youth Program on a field trip to New York’s capital to observe government in action. The students–from high schools in Crown Heights, Harlem and the Bronx–will have the opportunity to share their stories and thoughts about gun violence and how it affects their daily lives, and... Read More