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.
Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
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.
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, gun protesters on Tuesday took their message to a Walmart not far from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amid talk of reinstating the assault weapons ban that expired eight years ago, police departments nationwide are thinking of ways to confiscate such weapons.
New York City’s police commissioner is offering thoughts on guns and the Newtown massacre.