After the tragedy at Newtown, many communities looked for ways to prevent gun violence, sometimes by passing new laws. In 2013, the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act) was passed by New York State’s Legislature.

To figure out what this complicated law really means, students in College Now’s Research Methods Class at City College of Technology, along with CUP teaching artist Becky Slogeris investigated the major points of the NY SAFE Act.

Students interviewed Robert Feldstein, who works on criminal justice policy in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office. Using what they found out, the class created a brochure that broke down each part of the law.

You can see the brochure here!

What People are Saying

“I’d recommend this project to a friend because everyone needs a clear understanding of the world we live in.”Ray Richardson, student

“The success of my project was seeing the outcome of it. In the first week brainstorming about gun control/SAFE act and seeing it come to life by week 8.” Regina Murphy, student

Resources & Links

College Now is a free City University of New York program designed to prepare NYC’s public high school students for success in college.

New York City College of Technology is the designated college of technology of The City University of New York, currently offering both baccalaureate and associate degrees, as well as specialized certificates.

Funding Support

This project was made possible by the CUNY College Now program. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special Thanks

Bonne August, Ph.D., Ivonne Barreras, Robert Feldstein, Russell K. Hotzler, Ph.D.


  • Project Lead
  • Valeria Mogilevich
  • Project Support
  • Pema Domingo-Barker
  • College Now
    • Students
    • Morgan Bristo
      Martinique Brooks
      Shannon Brown
      Mohamed Gomaa
      Tyreke John
      Berline Laguerre
      Shane Louis
      Regina Murphy
      Jamila Nicholas
      Raheem Nugent
      Luis Ramos
      Ray Richardson
      Anthony Rodriguez
      Amfry Sanchez
      Jefrin Sanchez
      Jerry Toussaint

    • Teacher
    • Gabriel Higuera