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.”
The women are among nearly two dozen people invited by the White House to attend the State Of The Union address.
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.
The website allows the public to submit testimony on several ideas being considered in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.
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.
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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that gun violence must stop, and illegal guns must come off the streets once and for all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police commissioner Ray Kelly described the grant as a valuable tool to help measure which programs are working and which are not as effective.
Controversial comments made by Police Commissioner Kelly regarding gun violence in the city have prompted community leaders to call for a summit.
The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.
Sen. Eric Adams said parents need proper information to prevent young people from committing violent acts and hopes his citywide multimedia offensive will help combat the problem.