federal gun-control legislation http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Carolyn Maloney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-carolyn-maloney-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mass shootings have become an unsettling norm.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for Congress to make some meaningful reforms.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 93784 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Carolyn Maloney 1 Year After Newtown, Biden To Boost Mental Health http://wamc.org/post/1-year-after-newtown-biden-boost-mental-health <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.</p><p>The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services. Biden will announce the funds Tuesday when he meets with relatives of Newtown victims at the White House.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:25:07 +0000 Jim Levulis 79551 at http://wamc.org 1 Year After Newtown, Biden To Boost Mental Health Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law http://wamc.org/post/conn-governor-signs-sweeping-gun-limits-law <p>Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school.</p><p>The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the gunman who killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:37:34 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61509 at http://wamc.org Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law