Following the Newtown massacre, a state legislative task force is working on a way to secure weapons in homes where people with mental illness reside.
Vice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In Bethpage, Long Island Tuesday, a group of librarians attended a seminar on active shooters, held by the Nassau County police.
St. Sen. Scott Frantz says teenagers who pack guns and carry out massacres at schools seem to share a couple of things in common.
After a number of successful guns for cash exchanges in New Jersey, another gun buyback is taking place today and Saturday in Essex County.
A New Jersey State Assembly panel on Wednesday approved measures on mental illness and guns, despite protests from some opponents that the state’s gun laws are already too restrictive.
President Barack Obama said the national union is strong State of the Union Address Tuesday night, but he still has a raft of sticky-wicket problems to deal with at home and abroad.
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many school districts have discussed training teachers and principals to fire weapons. However, One school in New Jersey is in a unique position to arm its principal.
The poll showed 65 percent support statewide for the more restrictive gun law, including 82 percent in New York City and 61 percent in its suburbs, including Long Island.
The firearms were turned in at the Church of the Open Door; in all fifty-six revolvers, thirty-four pistols, eight rifles, one assault rifle, three shotguns, and eleven other assorted weapons were surrendered.
The day after Valentine’s Day ill mark the start of a two day guns for cash exchange at six churches in Essex County.
They spoke reluctantly, not wanting a comparison between their ordeal and that of the victims and their families. In the words of one detective, “27 years on the job, words can’t describe how horrible it was.”
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.
The weapons recovered included handguns, assault weapons, bulletproof vests and “high capacity ammunition feeding devices.”