Gun Control

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Congressional Corner with Elizabeth Esty


  The Newtown massacre is as raw today as it was two years ago.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Sandy Hook was only the beginning.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 13, 2014

"The Second Amendment: A Biography" By Michael Waldman


  The Second Amendment was written to calm public fear that the new national government would crush the state militias made up of all (white) adult men—who were required to own a gun to serve.

In The Second Amendment: A Biography, Michael Waldman recounts the raucous public debate that has surrounded the amendment from its inception to the present.

Waldman is the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

7/7/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Bloomberg on Gun Control
Voter Age Discrimination
NSA Report

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    The killings at Newtown were supposed to change America.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that reforming gun laws can take a long time.

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Burlington Councillors Hold Last Hearing on Proposed Gun Control Measures

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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. 

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New England News
3:45 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Conn. Gun Law

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a national gun industry group's lawsuit challenging a wide-ranging firearms law passed by Connecticut in response to the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven ruled Monday that the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. doesn't have legal standing to challenge how state officials approved the law.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Burlington City Council Acts on Gun Measures

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The Burlington City Council has approved two gun control measures and sent a third back to committee.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Burlington City Council Passes 3 of 4 Gun Control Resolutions

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The Burlington City Council voted Monday night to approve several gun-control measures.

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New England News
12:31 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gun Buyback To Be Held In Western Massachusetts

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A first-ever gun buy-back is taking place Saturday in two mostly rural counties in western Massachusetts—Hampshire and Franklin counties.  People will have  chance to dispose of guns at the police stations in Northampton and Greenfield from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, whose office organized the gun buy-back.

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New England News
4:17 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Gun Control Hearing Draws Large Crowd

The 500 seat theater at American International College was filled to capacity at the start of Friday's public hearing by the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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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.

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