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Youssef Abdel-Gawad  wearing his GPS tracker (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Man Released On Bail After Shooting, Killing Alleged Armed Intruder

Youssef Abdel-Gawad was released on $25,000 bail. He must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.

03/06/2014

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crowd Rallies Against New York’s Gun Control Law Outside State Capitol

While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

06/11/2013

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

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New Ad Campaign Will Push Lawmakers To Back Gun Control Efforts

A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts including comprehensive background checks.

03/23/2013

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

Cuomo Announces Temporary Tax On High-Earning New Yorkers To Be Extended

There was double talk from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, as he reversed positions on guns and taxes. Cuomo tried to sell a tax “hike” as a tax “cut.”

03/21/2013

Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bloomberg (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden, Bloomberg Lead Charge To Shame Congress On Gun Control

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.

03/21/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Parents Of Newtown Victims Urge Enforcement Of Gun Laws

Hundreds of people, including numerous gun rights advocates, turned out for the daylong public hearing, with 1,300 signing up to speak, according to one lawmaker.

01/28/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dueling Visions Of Guns In America Dominate Weekend Discourse

Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.

01/20/2013

Steven Hopler (credit: CBS 2)

Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away

The state confiscated Steven Hopler’s weapons citing safety, but now a judge’s order — citing the right to bear arms — means he will get them back.

05/12/2012

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Gun Rights Advocates Sue NYC Over Pistol Licensing Fees

The Second Amendment Foundation and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said the fee the city charges to keep a handgun is so high it conflicts with the Second Amendment.

04/06/2011