National Rifle Association

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Slammed For Comparing Teachers’ Union To NRA

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday drew a backlash over a remark he made on his radio show.

01/06/2013

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Marlboro, N.J. Students Return To Class With Armed Guards In Schools

The Marlboro Board of Education in Monmouth County voted last month to have an uniformed officer in all of its nine schools following the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

01/02/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Armed Guards In Staten Island Schools Are A ‘Terrible Idea’

A proposal on Staten Island to put retired police officers with guns in all borough schools received a blunt response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week.

12/29/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre holds a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NRA Stands By Call To Have Armed Guards In Every School; Lawmakers Pounce On Comments

The issue of gun control was again a hot topic on the Sunday morning news programs, more than a week after one of the worst mass school shootings in U.S. history.

12/23/2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn: NRA Plan To Avoid Mass-Shootings Is ‘Stupid, Asinine’

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn slammed the National Rifle Association’s suggestion on how to prevent further school shootings.

12/22/2012

National Rifle Association President David Keene, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and other leaders hold a news conference at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 21, 2012. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

NYPD Commissioner, Gabby Giffords’ Husband Against NRA’s Reform Stance

The most powerful gun lobby in the nation, the National Rifle Association, is thumbing its nose at calls for stricter gun control laws. Instead, it says Congress should put an armed guard in every school in America — right now.

12/21/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre holds a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting, NRA Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby said the solution to preventing further attacks like the one in Newtown is not with gun control.

12/21/2012

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Gov. Cuomo Could Try To Enact Gun Reform Next Week

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, there are reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is negotiating new gun laws that could be voted on within days.

12/20/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

In this photo illustration a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Firearm sales have surged recently as speculation of stricter gun laws and a re-instatement of the assault weapons ban following the mass shooting. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Politicians Breaking Ranks, Meaningful Gun Control Gaining Momentum

Congressmen are questioning their positions, sporting goods stores are suspending sales and the White House is starting to list the kinds of measures President Barack Obama favors.

12/18/2012

National Rifle Association

NRA: ‘We Were Shocked, Saddened And Heartbroken’ By Newtown Massacre

The National Rifle Association released its first statement Tuesday on the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre last week, expressing shock, sadness and heartbreak.

12/18/2012

Police and ambulance at the scene of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Influential Gun Lobbying Group Located Just Miles From Newtown Massacre Site

In a statement posted on its website, the NSSF said “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims of this horrible tragedy in our community.”

12/18/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Lauds Michigan Decision In Favor Of Background Checks For Guns

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lauded a decision in Michigan Wednesday that rejected a proposal to allow people to buy handguns without undergoing criminal background checks.

12/12/2012

James Holmes is suspected of killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more during a shooting at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012. (credit: University of Colorado Denver)

Movie Theater Shooting Sparks Renewed Debate Over Gun Control Laws

The shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado has reignited the debate over gun control.

07/21/2012

National Rifle Association

NRA Going Guns-A-Blazing To Stop Ammunition Microstamping In New York State

The National Rifle Association is targeting New York lawmakers with major campaign cash. The gun rights group is handing out more donations here than in any other state.

04/11/2012

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