Gun violence

City Councilman Robert Cornegy released white balloons in honor of gun violence victims at Bed-Stuy United prayer vigil on Jan. 11, 2015 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Prayer Vigil In Bed-Stuy Urges End To Gun Violence

Bed-Stuy United, an inclusive prayer rally and vigil, honored the lives lost to gun violence in 2014, including now-Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

01/11/2015

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

Carolyn McCarthy, Advocate For Gun Violence Victims, On Retiring From Congress

It was a bittersweet farewell to Congress for Carolyn McCarthy, a voice for gun violence victims.

12/26/2014

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

Newark Police vehicle (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Gunfire Claims More Lives In Newark After Violent Thanksgiving Weekend

Gunfire continues to claim lives in Newark days after a violent Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

12/03/2014

FILE -- This gun was used in an Upper East Side pharmacy robbery in May 2014, police said. (credit: NYPD)

City Council Bill Would Make Gun Offender Registry Public

The bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.

08/21/2014

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: NJ Residents Split On Christie Veto Of Gun Legislation

New Jersey residents are split on Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the number of bullets gun magazines can hold.

08/19/2014

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Brooklyn Residents Concerned With Uptick In Gun Violence As Stop And Frisks All But Disappear

Police in East New York and Brownsville have basically done away with stop and frisks in the first half of 2014.

08/16/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito announce new gun violence initiative on Aug. 13, 2014 (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Announces New $12.7 Million Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

The new initiative will expand a previous violence prevention project to more neighborhoods that need it.

08/13/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Good News, Bad News: City’s Push To Reduce Gun Violence Yields Mixed Results

Desk cops have been moved to patrols as part of ‘”Operation Summer All Out.” Several of the dozen precincts that have gotten extra officers have seen gun violence stabilize or drop.

08/11/2014

Bushwick Gun Arrest

Advocacy Groups Call On Obama To Boost Funding For Anti-Gun Violence Initiatives

Victims of gun violence and advocacy groups in New York City want President Obama to add more federal funding for anti-gun violence initiatives.

02/22/2014

FILE -- A women fires a handgun  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Gun Violence Up In Suffolk, Down In Nassau County On The Year

No reason given for the disparity between neighboring Long Island counties. Police, however, blame Suffolk’s jump in gun violence on the growth of gang and drug activity.

12/30/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Newtown Residents Head To National Cathedral To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral will host the Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence Thursday, two days before the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

12/11/2013

FILE - Vice President Joe Biden (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Year After Newtown School Shooting, Biden To Boost Mental Health Services

The Obama administration has made mental health a focus of efforts to reduce gun violence. Relatives of the victims will be at the White House for the announcement Tuesday.

12/10/2013

Candles burn at a makeshift shrine to pay tribute to the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 17, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Vigil For Newtown Victims To Be Held At Washington National Cathedral Ahead Of Anniversary

The Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will also honor the more than 30,000 Americans who have died from a gunshot since the Newtown massacre, according to the National Cathedral.

12/03/2013

Friends at the movies (file/credit: Clipart)

Study: Movies Rated PG-13 Contain As Much Violence As R-Rated Movies

An analysis in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics shows violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 and since 2009, PG-13-rated films have contained as much violence as R-rated films.

11/11/2013

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