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Shooting suspect Raheem Simon (NYPD/Twitter)

Multiple Shootings Reported In 48 Hours In NYC

The attacks include three fatalities on Sunday, another three on Saturday, a triple shooting in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and a shooting in Bedford-Styuvesant that left an 11-year-old girl severely injured.

06/03/2013

Federal agents raid a home in New Boston, Texas in connection with the investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama on May 31, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Raids Home Of Texas Man Considered Person Of Interest In Ricin Investigation

The house is located about an hour and a half drive from Shreveport where ricin-laced letters mailed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his gun control group in Washington and a third letter to President Barack Obama were postmarked.

05/31/2013

2012 Stop-And-Frisks By Race (credit: NYCLU)

NYCLU: Stop-And-Frisk Ineffective At Taking Guns Off Streets

The New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD’s own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.

05/22/2013

Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (file / credits: New Jersey Senate Democrats, New Jersey Senate Republican Office)

Gloves Come Off Between Kean And Sweeney In N.J. State Senate

The two most powerful men in the New Jersey Senate are locking horns.

05/20/2013

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Group Hopes To Give Away Guns In New York, Make Criminals Scared

A group wants to arm New York City residents with shotguns for free, in order to put some fear into criminals.

05/07/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

NYPD: Stop-And-Frisk Stops Down 51 Percent, But Crime Also Way Down

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.

05/07/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal as Sandy Hook victim Dawn Hochsprung's daughter Erica Lafferty (3rd L) kisses Sandy Hook victim Vicki Soto's sister Carlee Soto (2nd L) following the Senate vote on gun control - Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2013 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In Washington

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.

04/26/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office/file)

Gov. Christie Announces Plan For Curbing Gun Violence

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.

04/19/2013

P.S. 087 in the Bronx (file / credit: NYC Dept. of Education)

Report: Police Take BB Gun From Bronx Elementary School Student

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.

04/17/2013

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Gun Rights Groups Ask Court For Injunction On New York Law

The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen’s groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners said the new statute is unconstitutional.

04/16/2013

District Attorney Thomas Spota announces the arrests of three people on gun trafficking charges on April 15, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

L.I. Couple, Georgia Man Accused Of Gun Trafficking

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.

04/15/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Background Checks For Gun Buyers

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?

04/12/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

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.

04/11/2013

Mayor Bloomberg speaking from Brooklyn on April 11, 2013.
(credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Praises U.S. Senate For ‘Amazing’ Action On Gun Reform Measure

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.

04/11/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Unveil Deal To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales

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.

04/10/2013

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