Gun Control

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

3/20/13 – Panel

President Barack Obama, then a candidate for the nation's highest office, visited Sderot, Israel, pictured here with Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak on July 23, 2008. Today's trip to Israel will be Obama's first as president.
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Today’s panelists are WAMC News Director Ian Pickus, WAMC Morning Edition host and producer David Guistina, and Schenectady Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today’s topics include:

  • Expectations of President Obama’s trip to the Middle East
  • Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate gun bill
  • The average wedding cost tops $28,ooo
  • Schenectady County Community College advancing a new degree program on casino gambling
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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Guns on Campus - An Issue of Great Urgency

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Let me start my commentary today with an anecdote:  Eighteen year- old, Jane Doe, had just arrived at her residence hall at a university and was eagerly anticipating meeting her roommate and getting to know other first- year classmates. 

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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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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Paul Elisha: Time for Adolescent America to Grow Up

If we were to compare our nation’s growth to periods, like those of individuals, one might call America’s present period an apt match for – “The Terrible Teens!”  There is a definite national attitude of adolescent willfulness displayed by too many individuals, who seem to be straining against the slightest semblance of restraint of any kind.  One might describe the prevailing temper as one of national antipathy for any form of control.

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New England News
7:00 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

NRA Steps Up Presence In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is showing a stepped-up presence in Connecticut.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Mayors Speak Out For Gun Legislation

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The coalition “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” has released a public service announcement calling on Congress to take action on gun violence.

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New England News
10:08 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

College cleared after search for reported gunman

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Manchester police say the Manchester Community College campus has been cleared after officers searched campus buildings for several hours when a student reported seeing a man with what she believed to be a gun in his waistband.

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New England News
10:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Connecticut Lawmakers Split on Gun Legislation

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan legislative working group is offering two lists of recommendations for addressing gun violence: one from the majority Democrats and another from the Republican members.

While some of the Democrats' gun control proposals unveiled Tuesday go further than the Republicans' ideas, such as expanding the definition of an assault weapon under Connecticut's current assault weapons ban, there were some overlaps. Democrats also called for a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Capital Region News
8:36 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Man Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

  Police on Monday arrested a man who took a concealed gun into the Doane Stuart School.  

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New York News
6:05 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

NY Gov Affirms Belief in Gun Law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Governor Andrew Cuomo says gun control is controversial, but the law he pushed through in New York has broad support and he believes it will save lives.

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