Gun violence

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

Brandon Holt (CBS 2)

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

Mayors Against Illegal Guns logo (credit: mayorsagainstillegalguns.org)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Out With New Ad Featuring Newtown Families

The group co-founded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg also organized Thursday’s “National Day To Demand Action” against gun violence.

03/28/2013

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Pro-Gun Control Ad Campaign, Spars With NRA Chief

The gloves were off as Bloomberg sparred with National Rifle Association chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as the U.S. Senate gears up for debate on the highly contentious issue.

03/24/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Poll: Majority Of Conn. Voters Support Gun Control Measures

Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz said the poll shows that voters do not have much confidence in their elected officials to reach a deal on gun control.

03/06/2013

Joe Biden speaks at gun control conference in Danbury, Conn. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In Danbury

Vice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/21/2013

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Parents Call For Increased Police Patrols Following Recent Shootings Near Brooklyn School

Dozens of parents with children in the Success Academy Bed-Stuy 1 charter school rallied Friday morning, chanting and carrying signs that read “Protect Our Schools” and “Protect Our Children.”

02/15/2013

FILE - President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Newtown Teacher, NYU Nurse To Sit With First Lady During State Of The Union Address

The women are among nearly two dozen people invited by the White House to attend the State Of The Union address.

02/12/2013

An assortment of handguns (file/credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Youth Advocates Work To Curb Gun Violence

Community leaders, youth advocates and the Brooklyn District Attorney attended a conference at St. Francis College Saturday, discussing ideas to prevent teenagers from being forgotten at school and to prevent young people from turning to gun violence.

02/02/2013

SWAT team members canvas the neighborhood where the Newtown school massacre killer lived with his mother on Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Conn. Gun Violence Task Force Website Goes Live

The website allows the public to submit testimony on several ideas being considered in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

01/22/2013

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