gun control

Advocates rally against gun violence on Thursday, Dec. 11. (Credit: CBS2)

Lawmakers, Advocates Call For Stronger Push Against Gun Violence

Just days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers joined people in all 50 states for a national day against gun violence.

12/11/2014

FILE -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Retiring Carolyn McCarthy Hopes To See Congress Pass Gun Control, Tax Cuts In Final Weeks

As Carolyn McCarthy gets set to retire from Congress, she has her wish list of legislation she would like to see passed this term.

12/04/2014

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Michael Bloomberg: I Won’t Run For President, But Hillary Clinton Should

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists he won’t be a presidential candidate in 2016 — but he was OK with serving as a political commentator during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

05/18/2014

This Feb. 4, 2013, photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a man holding a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.  (credit: Getty Images)

South Dakota AG: New York State Gun Laws Set Worrying Precedent

The state attorney general in South Dakota said in a court filing that the New York state ban on semi-automatic weapons sets a worrying precedent that could affect the rights of South Dakotans and people across the country.

05/07/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Commits $50 Million To New Grassroots Gun Safety Effort

The new campaign, Everytown for Gun Safety, will be about targeting political dollars. Candidates who support stronger gun laws will receive money.

04/16/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Albany Pro-Gun Rally Features Astorino, Trump; State’s Largest Gun Group Sits Out

Tom King of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said he wants to see the rhetoric dialed back.

04/01/2014

Cyclists ride from Newtown, Conn. to Washington D.C. on March 8, 2014 (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Cyclists Head From Newtown To D.C. In Continued Call For Stronger Gun Legislation

The group is headed to D.C. in an attempt to convince members of Congress that it’s time for stronger gun legislation in the United States.

03/08/2014

Someone surfs Facebook (Credit: Getty Images)

Facebook, Instagram To Remove Posts Promoting Illegal Gun Sales

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been asking Facebook to adopt such restrictions, as have Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action.

03/05/2014

A woman shops for a gun.  (file/credit: Getty Images)

Judge Upholds Connecticut Gun Control Law

A federal judge has upheld Connecticut’s gun control law enacted last year following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

01/30/2014

A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

This Feb. 4, 2013, photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a man holding a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.  (credit: Getty Images)

Tougher N.Y. Gun Laws Result In 1,146 Felony Charges

Nearly a year after passage of New York state’s new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have ended in New York and arrest data show more than 1,000 gun possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes.

12/29/2013

FILE -- A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon. (credit: Getty Images)

Conn. Gun Owners Rush To Register Weapons Before Law Kicks In

Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year.

12/29/2013

A woman shops for a gun.  (file/credit: Getty Images)

A Year After Sandy Hook, Support Still Strong For Gun Background Checks

Nearly a year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Americans still overwhelmingly support background checks for gun purchases, a CBS News poll shows.

12/12/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

This Glock 20 was found near Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza's body. (credit: Getty Images)

Religious Leaders Head To Europe To Lobby Gun Execs For Changes

Frustrated by the slow pace of Congress in enacting what they believe would be stringent gun control, religious leaders are heading straight to firearms manufacturers in Europe.

12/08/2013

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