Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh

NYC Assemblyman Proposes Gun Restraining Order Bill

Oct 3, 2014
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A New York assemblyman is introducing gun restraining order legislation. The idea is to temporarily deny individuals who are considered dangerous access to guns.

Democratic Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan this week announced legislation that aims to reduce the risk of gun violence. Here’s how.

Karen DeWitt

Earth Day was celebrated at the New York State Capitol with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and a display of live owls.

Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a non-issue.

Democratic Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh and Michelle Schimel have launched an online petition urging social media companies to change their user policies. Here’s New York City’s Kavanagh: