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A gunman shot and killed a security guard, and then himself, at the federal building at 201 Varick St. on Friday, Aug. 21. (Credit: Alice Gainer/CBS2)

Recent Shootings Spark Renewed Calls For Tougher Gun Control Laws

Rep. Bill Pascrell said both sides need to stop finger pointing and come together.

08/28/2015

Comedian Amy Schumer speaks at a press conference with U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on August 3, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer, Comedian Amy Schumer Call For More Gun Control

Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.

08/03/2015

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

Cuomo Agrees To Suspend Background Checks For Ammunition Sales

Tom King, president of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, says rolling back gun controls enacted two years ago was a topic of negotiations from January until lawmakers adjourned in June.

07/13/2015

Guns confiscated in a weapons bust involving JFK Airport (Credit: CBS2)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Says 90 Percent Of Guns Used In Crimes Are Trafficked From Out Of State

Gillibrand says states with strong gun restrictions are at the mercy of those with weaker laws, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

07/12/2015

A box of 9mm bullets and .223 rifle ammuntion sit on the counter at a store. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cuomo Administration, Senate Republicans Agree To Changes In Gun Control Law

In the past, Cuomo has resisted calls to change what he considers a signature achievement.

07/11/2015

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Close Loophole Allowing Possible Terrorists To Buy Guns In US

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns.

03/01/2015

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

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