background checks for guns

New York News
5:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Group Sues Company Over Gun Used In '12 Rampage

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The company that sold a weapon used in a Christmas Eve shooting that left two Rochester-area volunteer firefighters dead is being sued by the victims.

The semi-automatic rifle used by William Spengler Jr. on Dec. 24, 2012 to kill two West Webster firefighters and wound two others was purchased at a Gander Mountain store by his neighbor Dawn Nguyen. Spengler couldn't buy the gun because he was a felon.

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New England News
7:52 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

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Six months after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, the tragedy will be marked with a moment of silence, the reading of thousands of names of gun violence victims and calls around the country to pass legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases.

Family members, elected officials and other leaders will gather in Newtown today for a day of remembrance and a call to action. Mayors Against Illegal Guns will launch a bus tour to 25 states to build support for background checks.

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