gun violence http://wamc.org en Gun Violence "Forums" - Effective Tool Or Waste Of Time? http://wamc.org/post/gun-violence-forums-effective-tool-or-waste-time <p>Various communities across New York have played host to&nbsp; forums that purport to address gun violence.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 90798 at http://wamc.org Gun Violence "Forums" - Effective Tool Or Waste Of Time? 'Shots Fired' Forum To Be Held in Utica http://wamc.org/post/shots-fired-forum-be-held-utica <p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:55:50 +0000 Dave Lucas 90735 at http://wamc.org 'Shots Fired' Forum To Be Held in Utica City Shootings Linked To Gang Activity http://wamc.org/post/city-shootings-linked-gang-activity <p>Residents of one area city have been dreading the warmer weather, fearing it will lead to increased street shootings. Police believe they have identified what triggered the gun violence, and they think the string is over.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:49:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 88012 at http://wamc.org City Shootings Linked To Gang Activity Albany, Troy Host Public Forums Tonight http://wamc.org/post/albany-troy-host-public-forums-tonight <p></p><p>Two public events in the Capital Region addressing quality of life issues are being held tonight - the second in a series of "Community Conversations" about gun violence is scheduled for this evening at the Albany Public Library's John Howe Branch 16 Schuyler St. ( about 3 blocks away from where the city's most-recent gun fatality occurred)&nbsp; Community activist Marlon Anderson leads the forum which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:36:56 +0000 Dave Lucas 84695 at http://wamc.org Albany, Troy Host Public Forums Tonight Community Forum On Gun Violence http://wamc.org/post/community-forum-gun-violence <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:49:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 82065 at http://wamc.org Community Forum On Gun Violence Public Invited To Conversation On Gun Violence http://wamc.org/post/public-invited-conversation-gun-violence <p></p><p>The debate over gun violence takes center stage once again this week in Albany.&nbsp; Try as they may, politicians, police, clergymen, government officials and community activists have been unable to stem the tide of gun violence in New York's Capital City.&nbsp; Forum organizer community advocate Marlon Anderson intends to instill a new dialog and a new process to a pathway to deal with Albany's gun culture. "I'm looking to create new partnerships, new commitments and to create the resources that have not been available to address the problem."</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81773 at http://wamc.org Public Invited To Conversation On Gun Violence Anti-Gun Violence Dialog Ratchets Up In Albany http://wamc.org/post/anti-gun-violence-dialog-ratchets-albany <p></p><p>December has been marred by episodes of gun violence in New York's capital city. Albany continues its struggle to "take back the streets" following a series of shootings including three gun-related murders since December 5th.</p><p>Despite leaders’ best efforts to get guns out of circulation, they continue to proliferate.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:40:17 +0000 Dave Lucas 80660 at http://wamc.org Anti-Gun Violence Dialog Ratchets Up In Albany Gun Control Hearing Draws Large Crowd http://wamc.org/post/gun-control-hearing-draws-large-crowd <p>Massachusetts legislators weighing dozens of proposals to reduce gun violence held a public hearing in Springfield today. They heard from people concerned about the loss of life, and also from people concerned about the potential loss of their livelihoods.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:22 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70636 at http://wamc.org Gun Control Hearing Draws Large Crowd Massachusetts Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Gun Bills http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-lawmakers-hold-hearings-gun-bills <p>The state legislature in Massachusetts is inching closer to acting on new gun laws more than six months after the school shooting in Newtown Connecticut.&nbsp; A legislative committee is holding a series of public hearings around the state this summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 68560 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Gun Bills 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