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The Roundtable
10:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    The heroin scourge is being felt across state lines.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there’s a link between guns and drugs.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

4/24/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Net Neutrality
Georgia Guns
Exercise-related fatigue
Face recognition
TU Stories

North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislature Unlikely To Review Burlington Gun Measures This Session

Vermont Statehouse
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The gun control measures passed by Burlington voters on Town Meeting Day must also be approved by legislators in Montpelier. But it appears unlikely lawmakers will take up the measures before the end of this session.

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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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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
10:40 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Vermont Governor Wants Abusers' Guns Stored

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to improve the ability of law enforcement to take and store firearms belonging to alleged perpetrators of domestic violence.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Bill On Gun Violence Expected To Be Debated On Beacon Hill This Fall

New York and Connecticut have already enacted new gun laws in the wake of  December’s Newtown school shooting.  The Massachusetts legislature is expected to take up a bill before the end of the 2013 legislative session. 

The point person for gun issues in the Massachusetts House says he hopes to recommend a comprehensive bill by September.  Democratic State Representative Harold Naughton of Clinton , who co-chairs the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security said the goal is to update the state’s already strict gun ownership laws.

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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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New York News
3:30 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Tom King, New York Rifle and Pistol Association - Challenging the NY SAFE Act in federal court

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Another lawsuit has been filed challenging New York’s new gun law, the NY SAFE Act. The court action was filed today in federal court in Buffalo by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association along with a number of other organizations. A separate lawsuit filed earlier challenging how the law was passed was dismissed and is now being appealed. Tom King, president of the 45,000 member New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the new lawsuit is focused on the U.S. Constitution.
 

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New England News
5:36 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Springfield Police Expand Use Of Gunshot Detection Technology

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Police in Springfield Massachusetts are expanding the use of gunshot detection technology.

   The area of Springfield now covered by the  gun shot detection system has been roughly doubled. The expansion was paid for by $120,000 in private donations collected by the New North Citizens Council as part of the civic organization’s safe neighborhood initiative. Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet said the technology can put police on a crime scene in time to make an arrest and seize a gun

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