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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

Sen. Frank Lautenberg/Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: lautenberg.senate.gov, carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Measure

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.

01/22/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dueling Visions Of Guns In America Dominate Weekend Discourse

Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.

01/20/2013

Gov. Cuomo Delivers State of State Address Jan 9, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo At Rally: Gun Violence Must Stop

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that gun violence must stop, and illegal guns must come off the streets once and for all.

01/19/2013

Gov. Chris Christie with officials at the Statehouse in Trenton - Jan. 17, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Appoints Gun Violence Task Force As Forum Held In Ewing

The way Gov. Christie sees it, guns are just one piece of the puzzle, a very complicated puzzle, and that’s why he has assembled the task force of experts to study the root causes of violence in New Jersey.

01/18/2013

Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Chris Murphy hold discussion on curbing gun violence Jan. 17, 2013 (credit: Rep. Himes Twitter)

Conn. Elected Officials Hold Panel Discussion On Curbing Gun Violence

Also Thursday, it was announced that newly retired Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman will serve as an adviser to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund’s transition team.

01/17/2013

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Panel Of Conn. Elected Officials Releases 13-Point Plan On Reducing Gun Violence

Among the initiatives being pushed by the panel are bans on body armor sales, background checks on ammunition purchases and background checks when firearm permits are renewed.

01/16/2013

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Bloomberg Going All Out To Get Obama And Romney’s Attention On Gun Violence

Will there be questions at the first presidential debate about curtailing gun violence? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to force the issue by running television ads — demanding a plan from the candidates.

10/01/2012

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