Assault Weapons

Police said these guns were found with Victor Greer, 46, when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way down Seventh Avenue South in the West Village early on Wednesday, July 2. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Arsenal Of Dangerous Weapons Found With West Village Wrong-Way Driver

Police said they found a man allegedly carrying an arsenal of semiautomatic weapons, knives and ammunition when they pulled him over for going the wrong way in the West Village earlier this week.

07/03/2014

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10 Handguns, 5 Assault Weapons Collected At L.I. Gun Buyback

Authorities in Suffolk County collected 10 handguns and five assault weapons at a gun buyback in Bellport Saturday.

03/22/2014

FILE -- A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon. (credit: Getty Images)

GOP Lawmakers In Connecticut Want Gun Law Deadline Extended

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.

12/30/2013

Hannibal Smith sold assault-style rifles out of his home in Park Slope, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. (credit: New York Attorney General's office)

Schneiderman: Park Slope Man Sold Assault-Style Rifles Out Of Home

A Brooklyn man was illegally selling assault-style rifles out of his family’s townhouse, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

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Lawmaker Wants Video Game Makers To End Deals With Gun Manufacturers

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.

08/21/2013

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Gun Rights Groups Ask Court For Injunction On New York Law

The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen’s groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners said the new statute is unconstitutional.

04/16/2013

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Assault Weapon Registration Begins In NY

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.

04/15/2013

FILE - A box of 9mm bullets and .223 rifle ammuntion sit on the counter at a store. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gun Control Laws, Rumors Have Ammo Flying Off Store Shelves

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.

04/05/2013

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Gun Buyback Held At Suffolk County Church

Suffolk County was set to hold a gun buyback Saturday afternoon, and officials urged those in possession of illegal firearms to bring them in.

03/30/2013

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

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

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More Than 100 Guns Taken Off Of The Street During Brooklyn Buy Back

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.

02/02/2013

Participants with One Million Moms for Gun Control, march across the Brooklyn Bridge - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Connecticut Teachers Want Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.

01/28/2013

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

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kelly On ‘Face The Nation:’ In NYC Crime, ‘The Problem Is The Handgun’

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.

01/27/2013

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