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Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Wants Gun Reform In Connecticut Before Next Newtown Anniversary

There is a push to enact new gun laws to make life safer in Connecticut before a another milestone following the Newtown massacre.

03/11/2013

An assortment of handguns (file/credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Suffolk County Approves Gun Control Bill For Psychiatric Patients

Suffolk County legislators have approved a gun control bill intended to remove weapons from the hands of psychiatric patients deemed a threat to themselves or others.

03/06/2013

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Lawmakers Look At Securing Weapons In Homes Of Mentally Ill

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.

03/01/2013

Joe Biden speaks at gun control conference in Danbury, Conn. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In Danbury

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.

02/21/2013

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Librarians Attend Nassau County Active Shooter Seminar

In Bethpage, Long Island Tuesday, a group of librarians attended a seminar on active shooters, held by the Nassau County police.

02/19/2013

Kids playing video games (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut St. Sen. Wants Task Force On Video Game Violence

St. Sen. Scott Frantz says teenagers who pack guns and carry out massacres at schools seem to share a couple of things in common.

02/15/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Essex County Churches Holding Gun Buyback Today And Tomorrow

After a number of successful guns for cash exchanges in New Jersey, another gun buyback is taking place today and Saturday in Essex County.

02/15/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Measures On Guns, Mental Illness

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.

02/13/2013

President Barack Obama waves before delivering his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On State Of The Union: Economic Revival Is ‘Unfinished Task’

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.

02/12/2013

Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey’s Passaic Valley High School Vows To Arm Its Principal

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.

02/06/2013

Handguns

Siena College Poll Shows Regional Divide On Guns In New York

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.

02/04/2013

5 Shot Palm Gun Credit NYPD

More Than 100 Guns Taken Off Of The Street During Brooklyn Buy Back

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.

02/02/2013

Guns at a buyback event in Los Angeles (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Gun Buyback Planned For Next Weekend At Essex County Churches

The day after Valentine’s Day ill mark the start of a two day guns for cash exchange at six churches in Essex County.

01/31/2013

Emergency personnel at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

First Responders Speak Out About Newtown Massacre

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.”

01/29/2013

Participants with One Million Moms for Gun Control, march across the Brooklyn Bridge - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Connecticut Teachers Want Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.

01/28/2013

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