guns http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-elizabeth-esty-9 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The heroin scourge is being felt across state lines.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there’s a link between guns and drugs.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 93788 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty 4/24/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/42414-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Net Neutrality<br />Georgia Guns<br />Exercise-related fatigue<br />Face recognition<br />TU Stories</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88910 at http://wamc.org 4/24/14 Panel Legislature Unlikely To Review Burlington Gun Measures This Session http://wamc.org/post/legislature-unlikely-review-burlington-gun-measures-session <p></p><p></p><p>The gun control measures passed by Burlington voters on Town Meeting Day must also be approved by legislators in Montpelier. But it appears unlikely lawmakers will take up the measures before the end of this session. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85253 at http://wamc.org Legislature Unlikely To Review Burlington Gun Measures This Session Burlington Councillors Hold Last Hearing on Proposed Gun Control Measures http://wamc.org/post/burlington-councillors-hold-last-hearing-proposed-gun-control-measures <p></p><p></p><p>A large crowd was at City Hall Monday night for the last public hearing on three gun-control provisions proposed by the Burlington City Council.&nbsp; Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82769 at http://wamc.org Burlington Councillors Hold Last Hearing on Proposed Gun Control Measures Burlington City Council Acts on Gun Measures http://wamc.org/post/burlington-city-council-acts-gun-measures <p></p><p></p><p>The Burlington City Council has approved two gun control measures and sent a third back to committee. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 78156 at http://wamc.org Burlington City Council Acts on Gun Measures Vermont Governor Wants Abusers' Guns Stored http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-wants-abusers-guns-stored <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to improve the ability of law enforcement to take and store firearms belonging to alleged perpetrators of domestic violence. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74852 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Wants Abusers' Guns Stored Bill On Gun Violence Expected To Be Debated On Beacon Hill This Fall http://wamc.org/post/bill-gun-violence-expected-be-debated-beacon-hill-fall <p>New York and Connecticut have already enacted new gun laws in the wake of &nbsp;December’s Newtown school shooting.&nbsp; The Massachusetts legislature is expected to take up a bill before the end of the 2013 legislative session.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The point person for gun issues in the Massachusetts House says he hopes to recommend a comprehensive bill by September.&nbsp; Democratic State Representative Harold Naughton of Clinton , who co-chairs the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security said the goal is to update the state’s already strict gun ownership laws.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 65520 at http://wamc.org Bill On Gun Violence Expected To Be Debated On Beacon Hill This Fall Partisan Local Reaction to Gun Vote http://wamc.org/post/partisan-local-reaction-gun-vote <p></p><p></p><p>Unable to break the filibuster threshold, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an effort to expand federal background checks to include all transactions at gun shows and online.&nbsp; In our region, gun control advocates say it will move their efforts to the state level. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 62608 at http://wamc.org Partisan Local Reaction to Gun Vote Tom King, New York Rifle and Pistol Association - Challenging the NY SAFE Act in federal court http://wamc.org/post/tom-king-new-york-rifle-and-pistol-association-challenging-ny-safe-act-federal-court <p>Another lawsuit has been filed challenging New York’s new gun law, the NY SAFE Act. The court action was filed today in federal court in Buffalo by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association along with a number of other organizations. A separate lawsuit filed earlier challenging how the law was passed was dismissed and is now being appealed. Tom King, president of the 45,000 member New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the new lawsuit is focused on the U.S. Constitution.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 60448 at http://wamc.org Tom King, New York Rifle and Pistol Association - Challenging the NY SAFE Act in federal court Springfield Police Expand Use Of Gunshot Detection Technology http://wamc.org/post/springfield-police-expand-use-gunshot-detection-technology <p>Police in Springfield Massachusetts are expanding the use of gunshot detection technology.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The area of Springfield now covered by the &nbsp;gun shot detection system has been roughly doubled. The expansion was paid for by $120,000 in private donations collected by the New North Citizens Council as part of the civic organization’s safe neighborhood initiative. Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet said the technology can put police on a crime scene in time to make an arrest and seize a gun</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:36:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59891 at http://wamc.org Springfield Police Expand Use Of Gunshot Detection Technology