Background Checks

Screenshot From 'Demand A Plan' Super Bowl Ad (credit:

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Running Ad During The Super Bowl

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.


New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

State Proposal Would Require Background Checks For Senior Care Workers

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 (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Lauds Michigan Decision In Favor Of Background Checks For Guns

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 Take Gun-Control Fight To Streets

Mayors Against Illegal Guns started its 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.


Little League baseball (Photo: AP)

Experts: Parents Must Ask Questions About Kids’ Caregivers

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: NYC Probe In Ariz. Shows Illegal Gun Sales

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to show an undercover video on Monday of illegal firearms sales at the Phoenix gun show last week.