Gun violence

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

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Morrison)

NY Lawmakers ‘Shocked,’ ‘Saddened’ By Giffords Shooting

A pair of New York lawmakers say they were shocked and saddened by the attack Saturday on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a rampage that left 6 dead and at least 10 others injured.

01/08/2011

Handguns

NJ Moms Share Holiday Meal, Tragic Bond

Three NJ mothers gathered with their families Tuesday night to remember their sons at an annual Thanksgiving dinner thrown by an anti-violence group for people who lost loved ones to gun violence.

11/25/2010

Rev. Al Sharpton (L-Getty Images), Commissioner Ray Kelly (R-Getty Images)

Sharpton, Kelly Team Up To Combat Gun Violence

The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have had their differences in the past, but now they’re teaming up.

11/20/2010

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