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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

A  boy surfs Facebook (Photo credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/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

A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon during a rally at the Connecticut State Capital to promote gun control legislation in the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012, school shooting in Newtown on February 14, 2013 in Hartford, Conn.

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

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference on Dec. 3, 2013, about a bill that would ban plastic guns. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Plastic-Gun Bill Has Dangerous Loophole

While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.

12/03/2013

Newtown Massacre Game

Critics Furious Over Online Game Re-Enacting Sandy Hook Massacre

An uproar of criticism has erupted following the release of a new online video game that allows players to re-enact the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Newtown, Conn.

11/20/2013

A handwritten sign reads 'Pray for Newtown' following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gun Groups Reschedule ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Originally Planned For Newtown Shooting Anniversary

The groups now say they’ll hold the event Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Organizers note that the day after the anniversary is national Bill of Rights Day.

10/15/2013

Sandy Hook School

Gun Groups Declare Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre ‘Guns Save Lives Day’

Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said it’s disrespectful for gun rights advocates to stage rallies on the anniversary of the massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

10/14/2013

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