Guns

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Chris Murphy Speaks Out On Future Of Assault Weapons Ban

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.

03/15/2013

The Shot Spotter system is tested - Huntington Station, NY - Dec 22, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Police Install Shot Spotter System To Catch Criminals

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.

03/14/2013

Weapons collected at a gun buyback in Keansburg, N.J. - March 9, 2013 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Monmouth Gun Buyback Nets 1,500 Weapons

That brings the total number of guns collected to 7,000 since December.

03/12/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy visited students, teachers and administrators at Betances Early Reading Lab School in Hartford - March 1, 2013 (credit: Governor's Office)

Poll: Gov. Malloy’s Approval Rating On The Rise

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Gov. Dan Malloy with an approval rating of 48 percent, his highest since taking office.

03/12/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Conn. Cyclists Arriving In Washington To Push Gun Reform

26 cyclists from Connecticut will wrap up a four-day ride to Washington today as they push for tougher gun laws.

03/12/2013

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Veterans Affairs Dept. Says It Won’t Comply With New York’s New Gun Law

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

03/11/2013

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

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