Gun Control

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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.

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

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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A rally against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the State Capitol in recent decades.

Opponents of NY gun law to rally in Albany

Feb 28, 2013
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Opponents of New York's new gun control law plan to lobby lawmakers and rally at the Capitol against measures they say infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms. 

The New York Rifle and Pistol Association, the rally organizer, says busloads of demonstrators from more than a dozen counties around the state are scheduled to arrive Thursday morning and many buses will be full.

Office of Assemblyman Marc Butler

The opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York SAFE Act continues to ramp up this week. One Central New York Assemblyman has proposed new legislation amending the law to change how ‘assault weapons’ banned by it are defined. WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke recently with 118th District Assemblyman Marc Butler about his proposal.

VP Biden to give address on gun violence in Conn.

Feb 19, 2013
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Vice President Joe Biden will be in Connecticut this week for a discussion on gun violence hosted by some of the state's Congress members.

Biden is expected to deliver the keynote address at the conference on federal efforts to curb gun violence.

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's licensed handgun owners can keep their information private using a new form from State Police.

The forms, available online, should be submitted at county offices where pistol owners registered.

They can exempt their information from the state Freedom of Information Law, which some newspapers have used to identify owners.

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Gun owners were shocked when a Westchester County-based newspaper uploaded an interactive map that displayed the names and home addresses of pistol owners in Westchester and Rockland counties. Beginning today, New Yorkers can "opt out" of the public record and not have to worry about their private information being shared.

NY Congressmen Talk Gun Control

Feb 13, 2013
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President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address of his second term in office Tuesday night. He saved an emotional and divisive topic for the end of his speech: gun control.


President Obama referred to Former U.S. Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who attended the speech, and is pushing for Congress to approve gun-control measures. She is recovering from a shooting two years ago in Tucson.

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