A group wants to arm New York City residents with shotguns for free, in order to put some fear into criminals.
While NYC’s stop-and-frisk program is literally on trial in federal court and is eating up much of the air in the mayoral campaign, word has come down that when cops stopped doing it so much; those committing crimes also stopped doing it so much.
After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.
The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.
The Department of Education said that the principal of P.S. 087 called authorities after finding the loaded BB gun in the fifth-grader’s possession.
The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen’s groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners said the new statute is unconstitutional.
Shawdale Frederick, 32, and Janet Lewis, 33, both of Middle Island, and Joshua Galbert, 31, of Marietta, Ga., will be arraigned Monday in Suffolk County court in Riverhead.
Today we’re focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Are they really in a government registry? If not, would a government registry be created? If not, why not?
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
The mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.
The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt.
The president said “we can’t forget” the tragedy of the Newtown massacre last December that left 26 dead. Obama also applauded parents of victims, who he said “used the grief to make a difference.”
Authorities said they were executing a search warrant, looking for the ongoing sale of narcotics at 104-23 210th Street.
Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked.
Federal data claims that the number of teenagers carrying guns in New York City has reached an all time low.