Assault Weapons

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

Police: Assault Weapons, Chinese Throwing Stars Found In Seaford Home

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.

01/24/2013

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

Chris Murphy is sworn-in as a U.S. Senator, NRA Hat (credits: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Assault Weapons Sales Funding NRA Salaries?

Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

01/18/2013

New York State Assembly debate on gun control - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Nation’s Toughest Gun Control Legislation Into Law

The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.

01/15/2013

Protesters deliver a box with petition signatures to the Walmart in Danbury, Conn. - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Protesters In Conn. Target Walmart For Selling Assault Weapons

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, gun protesters on Tuesday took their message to a Walmart not far from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

01/15/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NRA Says Gun Control Proposal Won’t Make It In Congress

Two days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.

01/13/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy To Biden: Tighter Gun Control Is Needed

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told Vice President Joe Biden he wants to see the federal government reinstate a ban on assault weapons, and outlaw high-capacity ammunition magazines in the wake of the Newtown school killings.

01/13/2013

Handguns

EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday.

01/08/2013

New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman. Credit: City Of New Haven

Three Possible Assault Weapons Among The Dozens Turned In During New Haven Gun Buy Back

The New Haven Register reports that police and the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven organized the gun buyback on Saturday, collecting 63 guns of all makes and models.

12/30/2012

Guns seized from a car following a police chase in Queens (credit: NYPD)

Police Wonder If They’ll Need To Confiscate Assault Weapons In Event Of Ban

Amid talk of reinstating the assault weapons ban that expired eight years ago, police departments nationwide are thinking of ways to confiscate such weapons.

12/22/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Kelly Calls For National Gun Laws In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

New York City’s police commissioner is offering thoughts on guns and the Newtown massacre.

12/18/2012

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