Sen. Chris Murphy Speaks Out On Future Of Assault Weapons BanThe 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.
Senate Dems Acknowledge Tough Road Ahead In Push For Restored Assault Weapons BanNew York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.
Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban MeasureNew Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn't waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.
Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Eliminate Loopholes In State's Assault Weapons BanOne item already under consideration in the Connecticut legislature is a strengthening of the laws already on the books. The state already has a ban on assault weapons, but the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle used in the Newtown school shooting rampage was legal.
NY Lawmakers Call For Crackdown On Illegal Weapons; Cuomo Says Proposal 'Misses The Mark'Under the proposal announced by Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, new laws would impose tougher prison sentences for illegal gun possession, using illegal weapons for crimes or taking them on school property.
Sharpton, Kelly Join Forces To Call For Assault Weapons BanThe unlikely duo said they are dedicating this holiday and the New Year to achieving a national assault weapons ban.