Archive for the ‘News’ Category

What If Gun Violence Were Spread By Mosquitos?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

February 15, 2016
It took less than two weeks for President Obama to request $1.8 billion from Congress to fight the Zika virus. (more…)

Shooting at Aurora, CO Starbucks—No Gun “Requests” Not Enough

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

February 3, 2016
Last weekend in Aurora, Colorado a juvenile was rushed to the hospital after a shooting at a Starbucks. (The same Aurora where 82 were shot at the movies.) Police said there were no arrests or suspects. Was it an “accident”? (more…)

Shot and Killed at Work? It Happens About 400 Times a Year in the US

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Article: Loose and Non-Existent Background Checks Cost Women's L
January 21, 2016
It’s every employer’s worst nightmare. An angry employee with a gun takes out his revenge on a boss, coworkers or both. Recently the San Bernardino holiday party massacre and the on-camera Roanoke TV crews shootings were workplace violence. (more…)

Why Are Corporations Silent on Gun Violence? Get Ready for Our New Campaign

Friday, January 15th, 2016

January 15, 2016

Light a cigarette in any US business and you will be asked to put it out and possibly leave. Since secondhand smoke, SHS, (also known as “involuntary smoking”) was exposed as having no safe level and being linked to cancers of the larynx, pharynx, brain, bladder, rectum, stomach, breast and liver, you can smoke exactly nowhere. (more…)

NGVAC Featured On Inside Story, CNN– Other Top Outlets This Week

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

January 7, 2016

This week began with a scathing oped by NGVAC CEO Elliot Fineman in the New York Daily News calling Obama’s imminent executive actions meaningless without the declaration of a National State of Emergency. With many photos and captions (“President Obama could deal with gun violence overnight, but he won’t”; the NRA “will rejoice that Obama’s actions pose no threat to guns in America”) one print version of the Daily News even headlined the story that Obama was “shooting blanks.” Thank you New York Daily News. (more…)

Breaking News: Our anti “executive actions” position on gun control leads NY Daily News Today

Monday, January 4th, 2016

ObamaÕs executive actions on gun control are meaningless - NY Da
January 4, 2016
NY Daily News Article

“Obama’s executive actions on gun control meaningless”


Elliot Fineman, CEO of NGVAC, parts company with anti-gun violence groups in a scathing editorial:


The United States is in the midst of a raging gun violence epidemic that is claiming 30,000 lives per year (82 per day) and costing $229 billion per year ($627 million per day). The tally includes long-term medical care, legal proceedings, prison costs and victims’ lost income. (more…)

2016 New Year’s Resolutions for the NRA

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

NRA Resolutions
January 2, 2016

  1. We will stop referring to ourselves as a “civil rights” organization defending “human rights.” It is a sacrilege to every victim of civil or human rights violations.
  2. (more…)

 Budget Bill Blocks CDC Research as the Gun Lobby Wants

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

by Elliot Fineman
CEO – Founder
National Gun Victims Action Council


I founded NGVAC for one simple reason—the strategies of current anti-gun violence groups, big and small, can never succeed at the federal level. No matter what gun atrocities occur, the 34 Senators from pro-gun states (among others) will never allow gun safety legislation to pass. (more…)

Stopping Gun Violence Requires Presidential Leadership of a Multipronged Approach

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

by Elliot Fineman, CEO – Founder
National Gun Victims Action Council
December 13, 2015


The Absurdity of Executive Orders to Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic Without Declaring A National State of Emergency

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

by Elliot Fineman
CEO National Gun Victims Action Council
December 6, 2015