A state assembly already passed a 22-bill gun violence package, but the senate version does not include a 10-bullet limit on ammunition magazines. The state’s current law has a 15-bullet limit.
After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.
Bloomberg again offered his thoughts and prayers to the entire city and those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings, the shootout at MIT and the ensuing manhunt that led authorities to the lone surviving suspect of the blasts.
Ronald Buchanan, of Elmira, N.Y., was charged with aggravated harassment and menacing on Thursday. He was held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks. The measure was defeated on Wednesday, failing to garner the 60 votes necessary to block a Republican-led filibuster.
Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law have kicked in, meaning owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons are required to register the guns. There are also new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines.
The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
The U.S. Senate will take up debate on the compromise gun control measure on Tuesday.
The proposal is different than those made by the New Jersey Assembly, but now, the state Senate has released its gun control legislation.
President Barack Obama was not heard this week for his weekly radio address; he instead turned it over to the mother of one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims, who advocated for a tighter gun restrictions.
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
The mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.
The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt.
Sen. Chris Murphy said when he was elected into office in Nov. he never imagined such a terrible tragedy taking place and dictating policy like the massacre in Newtown has. He said the fact that 26 lives were taken in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School cannot be ignored and demand action.