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New York News
12:13 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

NY Gun Debate Gains Intensity

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The legal debate over guns and the safety of New York's citizens continues at a fever pitch in the wake of the Herkimer horror, where four people were shot yesterday.

The Central New York tragedy and Wednesday’s refusal by a state judge to block New York's tough new gun law, have kicked the gun control issue into overdrive.

A Siena College poll recently found New York voters, by a 2-to-1 margin, support the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which included a broader ban on assault weapons and lower limits on the capacity of magazines.

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WAMC News
8:54 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Police push for background checks on gun purchases

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama are urging him to improve the mental health system and strengthen background checks, but did not unify on more controversial gun control measures.

Leaders of the Major County Sheriffs' Association said they told the president Monday to focus on the mental health system.

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WAMC News
12:11 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Daniel Vice, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

The number of weapons background checks carried out by the F.B.I. has been on the increase in recent months. That’s according to a new report compiled by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington D.C.