assault weapons ban

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Pro-Gun Control Ad Campaign, Spars With NRA Chief

The gloves were off as Bloomberg sparred with National Rifle Association chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as the U.S. Senate gears up for debate on the highly contentious issue.

03/24/2013

Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bloomberg (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden, Bloomberg Lead Charge To Shame Congress On Gun Control

Don’t you remember the heartbreak of the Newton massacre? That was the message delivered to Washington lawmakers by parents who lost their children on that bleak morning 97 days ago.

03/21/2013

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Federal Gun Bill

Murphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.

03/20/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Chris Murphy Speaks Out On Future Of Assault Weapons Ban

The passage of the assault weapons ban in Senate Judiciary Committee is a big step forward in the fight for common sense gun reforms, according to Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

03/15/2013

Assault Weapons Found In Seaford Home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Senate Dems Acknowledge Tough Road Ahead In Push For Restored Assault Weapons Ban

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.

01/27/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg/Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: lautenberg.senate.gov, carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Measure

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.

01/22/2013

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Eliminate Loopholes In State’s Assault Weapons Ban

One item already under consideration in the Connecticut legislature is a strengthening of the laws already on the books. The state already has a ban on assault weapons, but the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle used in the Newtown school shooting rampage was legal.

01/15/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L); Sen. Dean Skelos (R) (credit: Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Call For Crackdown On Illegal Weapons; Cuomo Says Proposal ‘Misses The Mark’

Under the proposal announced by Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, new laws would impose tougher prison sentences for illegal gun possession, using illegal weapons for crimes or taking them on school property.

01/07/2013

Rev. Al Sharpton Serving Christmas Meal (credit: twitter.com/thereval)

Sharpton, Kelly Join Forces To Call For Assault Weapons Ban

The unlikely duo said they are dedicating this holiday and the New Year to achieving a national assault weapons ban.

12/25/2012