The bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.
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.
Police in East New York and Brownsville have basically done away with stop and frisks in the first half of 2014.
The new initiative will expand a previous violence prevention project to more neighborhoods that need it.
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.
Victims of gun violence and advocacy groups in New York City want President Obama to add more federal funding for anti-gun violence initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords came to a gun show in upstate New York Sunday, arguing that more needs to be done to stop gun violence.
As police held two suspects in the shooting that killed a toddler in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a crowd rallied in the neighborhood to stop the violence Sunday.
The latest victim is a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down in the courtyard of the Riverview Terrace housing complex Wednesday.
It was nearly 10 years ago – July 23, 2003 – when Brooklyn City Councilman James Davis brought a political rival to a council meeting at City Hall, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.