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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

Giffords At Gun Show

Former Rep. Giffords Visits Upstate Gun Show, Speaks Out Against Violence

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.

10/13/2013

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Brownsville Residents Rally Against Violence In Wake Of Toddler’s Slaying

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.

09/08/2013

Police investigate the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Newark (Credit: CBS 2)

Newark Police Look For Answers After 10 Killed In 10 Days

The latest victim is a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down in the courtyard of the Riverview Terrace housing complex Wednesday.

09/05/2013

Jeffrey Davis

Brother Of Slain City Councilman Holds Hunger Strike To Stop Gun Violence

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.

07/09/2013

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

Cops: Multiple Victims Wounded In Apartment Shooting In Newark

A large crime scene was established and officers began their investigation into what led to the violence, including information on the victims and suspects, police said.

05/03/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: Efforts Against Gun Violence In New York Have Vastly Outpaced Nation

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday touted a new report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which said the city’s reduction in gun violence has vastly outpaced the rest of the nation.

04/28/2013

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference on January 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator From Conn. Requests That Fox Not Broadcast NASCAR Race Sponsored By NRA

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

04/12/2013

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6-Year-Old Accidentally Shot By 4-Year-Old Holding .22-Caliber Rifle Dies

Police said Brandon Holt was shot in the head by his friend after the younger boy went into his home on McCormick Avenue and somehow got his hands on a .22-caliber rifle.

04/09/2013

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