Gun violence

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

Gun (FILE PHOTO/ Clipart.com)

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

Stephen Barton (credit: YouTube)

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

Scene where four teens were shot near a playground in Brownsville in August, 2012 (file/credit: CBS 2)

Federal Grant Awarded To Brooklyn Community Plagued By Gun Violence

Police commissioner Ray Kelly described the grant as a valuable tool to help measure which programs are working and which are not as effective.

09/25/2012

Gun Violence

Community Leaders Call For Summit To Address Gun Violence, Stop-And-Frisk

Controversial comments made by Police Commissioner Kelly regarding gun violence in the city have prompted community leaders to call for a summit.

07/14/2012

Handguns

New Yorkers March, Rally In Effort To Stop Gun Violence

The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.

02/27/2011

Sen. Eric Adams (Photo/nysenate.gov)

Brooklyn Senator Begins Anti-Gun Violence Campaign

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.

01/30/2011

Martin Luther King III, right, speaks at a news conference about gun control at City Hall in New York as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bloomberg Lobbies For Stricter Gun Control Laws

City Hall was the setting on Monday for emotional testimony from more than 30 victims of gun violence. They joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in calling for stricter gun control laws.

01/24/2011

Mayor Bloomberg (Getty Images), Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AP)

Bloomberg: Arizona Tragedy Highlights Need To Stop Gun Violence

A somber Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men on East 31st Street in Brooklyn.

01/09/2011

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