Poll: Majority Of Conn. Voters Support Gun Control MeasuresQuinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz said the poll shows that voters do not have much confidence in their elected officials to reach a deal on gun control.
Gov. Malloy Pushes Gun Control Proposals At Stop In StamfordMalloy called for immediately banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expanding the state's assault weapons ban.
Conn. School Safety Panel Recommends Increased Security MeasuresBut the panel said the state should not mandate specific staff-to-student ratios of social workers, school psychologists or other mental health professionals.
Volunteer Effort Launched In Honor Of Victims Of Both Tragedies Named SandyMembers of New Jersey's largest firefighter union will honor the memories of the 26 children and educators killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School by building a playground in 26 communities impacted by superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey's Passaic Valley High School Vows To Arm Its PrincipalSince 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.
New Jersey Plans Surprise School Security InspectionsThe state requires schools to hold a lockdown drill as well as a shooting drill twice per year.
Free Safety Audits Offered To Help Bergen County Public Schools 'Plan For The Worst'The Bergen County Prosecutor's office is also preparing a training video for school officials on how to handle an active shooter situation. There are 318 public school buildings in Bergen County.
Fueled By Angry Politicians, Gun Control Debate Takes Off In New JerseyOn the one-month anniversary of the Newtown school massacre, an angry sheriff in New Jersey and a heartbroken father of a Virginia Tech shooting victim were calling for a ban on high-capacity magazines and military style assault weapons.
White Plains Police Investigate Possible Link Between Burglary, Journal News Gun Permit MapThe burglarized home is one of dozens in the area that show up with a red dot to indicate the owner has a gun permit. But White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said authorities likely won't know the suspect's motives until the burglar or burglars are caught.
Families Of Sandy Hook Victims Push For Change Sandy Hook Promise, formerly known as Newtown United, announced an initiative aimed at preventing future violent tragedies by calling for a national dialogue and action on gun control, mental health care and public safety.
NRA Says Gun Control Proposal Won't Make It In CongressTwo days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.