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.
Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.
With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.
With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.
Families from Newtown are in Hartford today delivering letters to lawmakers asking for a vote on legislation to make the state safer from gun violence.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the seizure of more than 300 guns and ammunition from a home in Centereach.
Don’t you remember the heartbreak of the Newton massacre? That was the message delivered to Washington lawmakers by parents who lost their children on that bleak morning 97 days ago.
The passage of the assault weapons ban in Senate Judiciary Committee is a big step forward in the fight for common sense gun reforms, according to Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.
In the village of Hempstead, Mayor Wayne Hall told WCBS reporter Sophia Hall that if people hear gunshots, because of fear, they will likely not come forward.