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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Officials Say More Out-Of-State Guns Used To Commit Crimes In NYC

In 2011, 90 percent of the 2,433 traceable guns used in crimes were from outside New York state. The year before, 86 percent of the 2,319 guns came from out-of-state.

07/31/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Parents Of Newtown Victims Urge Enforcement Of Gun Laws

Hundreds of people, including numerous gun rights advocates, turned out for the daylong public hearing, with 1,300 signing up to speak, according to one lawmaker.

01/28/2013

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Christie: ‘We’re Not Doing Enough’ If Just Talking About Gun Control

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he’s willing to have a conversation about stricter gun laws, but says policymakers also must address the mental health system, improve access to drug treatment and look at the impact of violent video games.

01/09/2013

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School Board Members Unsure About Adequacy Of Mental Health Services In N.Y. State

A survey released late last week showed uncertainty among New York state school board members about whether students have adequate access to mental health services.

01/06/2013

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NJ Appellate Court Overturns 2 Convictions In Brian Aitken Case

The two-judge panel upheld another conviction in the case of Brian Aitken, who served almost four months in state prison before Gov. Chris Christie commuted his sentence in December 2010.

03/31/2012

N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit: NJLegDistrict3.com)

Sweeney Talks Impeachment, New Laws For New Year

The New Jersey Senate President said he’ll push for new laws to force towns to share services and to change some gun laws in the new year.

12/22/2010

Prison (credit: AP)

NJ Man Released From Prison Day After Commutation

A Corrections Department spokeswoman says 27-year-old Brian Aitken, who was found with guns he’d purchased legally in Colorado, left Mid-State Correctional Facility Tuesday morning.

12/21/2010

Mayor Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Huh? Bloomberg Proposes Slashing Gun Permit Fees

Bloomberg said the aim is to ensure that no one could mount a legal challenge to the tough New York gun laws on the books by claiming they were too restrictive.

10/26/2010