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New York is a national leader in gun violence prevention. From background checks on all gun sales, to a strong Extreme Risk law, to laws to disarm domestic abusers, to police reform laws and strong permit systems for the purchase and carry of handguns, New York has enacted some of the strongest gun laws in the country.

843 In an average year, 843 people die by guns in New York.
-29% In New York, the rate of gun homicide deaths decreased -29 percent from 2009 to 2018, compared to an +18 percent increase nationwide.
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To become a safer state, New York must invest in the effective implementation of these laws, and in fighting the ongoing crisis of daily gun violence in cities across the state.

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