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