Gun Control

North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Partisan Local Reaction to Gun Vote

Unable to break the filibuster threshold, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an effort to expand federal background checks to include all transactions at gun shows and online.  In our region, gun control advocates say it will move their efforts to the state level.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

4/18/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today's topics include:
• The Latest from Boston - including yesterday's baffling suspect coverage
• Senate Gun Control Block
• Ricin letter to President
• Is Man Inherently Good or Evil?

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney - Part 1

  Congress is once again polarized over guns. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for legislators to show some courage in Washington.

New York News
10:10 am
Mon April 15, 2013

NY launches grant program for shooting ranges

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The Cuomo Administration is making $65,000 in state grant money available to shooting ranges across New York.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County has developed a Shooting Range Small Grants Program.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

4/8/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Parry Teasdale – the man behind the Columbia paper and the news website: columbiapaper.com. Joe Donahue moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• School taxes
• Library programs
• States consider taxing guns and ammo

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 4, 2013

4/4/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Morning Edition Host, David Guistina, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Ray Graf moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary
• Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit
• U.S. Embassy Tweets Jon Stewart's Egypt Monologue; Diplomatic Incident Ensues
• Latest Updates on the Gun Violence Debate
• Leno Blesses ‘Tonight Show’ Succession Plan

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

4/3/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Morning Edition Host, David Guistina, and Associate Editor of The Times Union – Mike Spain. Ray Graf moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:

  • State Senator Malcolm Smith corruption case
  • Gun Control Reform, President Obama is in CO today, CT next week
  • Gallup Poll shows The Capital Region is among the least religious regions in the nation
  • China Smog Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths

New England News
8:16 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Conn. lawmakers to vote on gun control package

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Connecticut lawmakers are expected to pass a package of gun control measures they believe are some of the most comprehensive in the country, following the Newtown school massacre.

Debate on the far-reaching legislation, negotiated by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, is expected to begin later this morning.

It could last for hours. Both gun rights advocates and gun control supporters are expected to show up in large numbers.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

3/29/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC newsmen Ray Graf and David Guistina, and The Roundtable's producer, Sarah LaDuke. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics aren't set - we'll open the phones (800 348 2551) and talk about whatever you'd like to talk about.  We're looking to have a free-and-easy weekend ease-in conversation.

**Update**

With your calls leading the way, we wound up talking a little about music, spring and weekend plans, and gun control. 

New England News
8:00 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Newtown Sees Jump in Gun Permit Applications

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Applications for gun permits have jumped in Newtown, Conn., since a school massacre there revived the national debate on gun control and led to worries about new restrictions.

Newtown in recent years has issued about 130 gun permits annually. Police say the town received 79 permit applications in the three months since the Dec. 14 massacre, well over double the normal pace.

Robert Berkins, records manager for Newtown police, says many applicants are expressing concerns that their gun rights will be taken away.

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