CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Background Checks

Felon Seeks Firearm, No Strings Attached report from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: nyc.gov)

Bloomberg: Criminals ‘Brazenly’ Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally Online

Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.

09/18/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal as Sandy Hook victim Dawn Hochsprung's daughter Erica Lafferty (3rd L) kisses Sandy Hook victim Vicki Soto's sister Carlee Soto (2nd L) following the Senate vote on gun control - Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2013 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In Washington

After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.

04/26/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Touts City’s ‘Most Sophisticated’ Anti-Terror Operation, Offers Support To Boston

Bloomberg again offered his thoughts and prayers to the entire city and those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings, the shootout at MIT and the ensuing manhunt that led authorities to the lone surviving suspect of the blasts.

04/21/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Obama, Bloomberg Rip Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns

Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks. The measure was defeated on Wednesday, failing to garner the 60 votes necessary to block a Republican-led filibuster.

04/17/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Background Checks For Gun Buyers

Today we’re focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Are they really in a government registry? If not, would a government registry be created? If not, why not?

04/12/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.

04/11/2013

Mayor Bloomberg speaking from Brooklyn on April 11, 2013.
(credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Praises U.S. Senate For ‘Amazing’ Action On Gun Reform Measure

The mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.

04/11/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Unveil Deal To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales

The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt.

04/10/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Gun Control Group: New Jersey Has Submitted Few Records For Background Checks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group said New Jersey is far behind the curve in submitting mental health records for the purchase of background checks for gun purchases.

03/30/2013

Mayors Against Illegal Guns logo (credit: mayorsagainstillegalguns.org)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Out With New Ad Featuring Newtown Families

The group co-founded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg also organized Thursday’s “National Day To Demand Action” against gun violence.

03/28/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Vice President Joe Biden (file / credits: Alex Wong/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Truth About Buying Guns

With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.

03/22/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

New Gun Control Regulations Take Effect In New York State

Tough new gun control measures kick in Saturday throughout New York State.

03/16/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Poll: Majority Of Conn. Voters Support Gun Control Measures

Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz said the poll shows that voters do not have much confidence in their elected officials to reach a deal on gun control.

03/06/2013

Joe Biden speaks at gun control conference in Danbury, Conn. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In Danbury

Vice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/21/2013

more