Under the legislation that was passed in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre, state residents have until the end of Dec. 31, 2013 to register assault weapons as well as ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
A Brooklyn man was illegally selling assault-style rifles out of his family’s townhouse, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.
Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said the popular video game, “Call Of Duty,” features the Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle – the same assault weapon used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook assacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.
The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen’s groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners said the new statute is unconstitutional.
Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law have kicked in, meaning owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons are required to register the guns. There are also new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines.
Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked.
Suffolk County was set to hold a gun buyback Saturday afternoon, and officials urged those in possession of illegal firearms to bring them in.
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.
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.
The firearms were turned in at the Church of the Open Door; in all fifty-six revolvers, thirty-four pistols, eight rifles, one assault rifle, three shotguns, and eleven other assorted weapons were surrendered.
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly touted new technology to detect illegal guns on “Face the Nation” Sunday, while noting that handguns – not assault weapons – are responsible for most of the homicides and non-fatal shootings in New York City.
Jonathan Erler, 29, was arrested after officers found a flintlock rifle and marijuana in his car after he was pulled over on Seamans Neck Road in Seaford, police said.
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.