The ad starts with a child saying that the NRA once supported background checks – and then shows a clip from the lobbying group’s president Wayne LaPierre from 1999 calling for an end to all loopholes that allow some gun purchasers to skirt the background checks.
A new New York state proposal would require criminal background checks to keep sex offenders from acquiring jobs at senior care facilities.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg lauded a decision in Michigan Wednesday that rejected a proposal to allow people to buy handguns without undergoing criminal background checks.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns started its FixGunChecks.org Truck Tour on Wednesday. The truck will travel the country for two months to publicize what the group says are flaws in the nation’s gun background check system.
More details emerged Thursday about a popular Little League coach accused of sexually abusing several of his players. Investigators say 52-year-old David Hartshorn abused three boys in his Queens home.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to show an undercover video on Monday of illegal firearms sales at the Phoenix gun show last week.