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New England News
11:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Hearings continue for school shooting task force

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The legislature's task force on gun violence and school safety is continuing its round of hearings on possible law and policy changes in response to the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.

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Hudson Valley News
8:05 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Sheriff’s deputies are well-received as BOCES SROs

GOSHEN – Recently reintroduced sheriff’s deputies at the Orange-Ulster BOCES complex in Goshen have been well-received by students and staff, District Superintendent Terrence Olivo said Thursday.

The deputies were placed at the campus following the tragedy at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.

Olivo said the deputies have raised the comfort level in the buildings.

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New England News
7:26 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Conn. public hearing to be held on school security

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first of four public hearings being held by a legislative task force on gun violence and children's safety is being held at Connecticut's Legislative Office Building.

Members of the school security working group are holding the hearing on Friday morning, starting at 9:30 a.m.

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New England News
7:15 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Blumenthal: Newtown reference may spur gun changes

Senator Richard Blumenthal

    

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says President Barack Obama's reference in his inauguration speech to the murders of 20 children and six educators in Newtown could spur changes in federal gun law.

Blumenthal told The Associated Press on Monday that the image and symbol of the Dec. 14 shooting deaths in the president's speech will be a "motivating force" to pass new laws.

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New York News
4:35 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

New York passes 1st US gun control bill since Connecticut massacre

Gov. Cuomo sings gun control bill
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  The unique new governing coalition in the New York State Senate passed its first test , on the first full day of session, when Senators approved a sweeping gun control package urged by Governor Cuomo.Senator Jeff Klein, the leader of the five member faction of Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference, took a gamble breaking away from the rest of the Democrats and forming the dominant governing coalition with the now 30 Republican Senators.

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New England News
2:45 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky - Gun Control

Massachusetts State Rep. David Linsky
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Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky speaks with WAMC's Brian Shields on his package of gun control measures set to be introduced Friday.

The gun control debate is about to begin on Beacon Hill in Boston. A state lawmaker will introduce legislation this week that will, among other things, require assault weapons in Massachusetts to remain locked and secured at gun clubs, when not in use by their owners. The legislation is from State House Democrat David Linsky of the 5th Middlesex District. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Vox Pop
1:32 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Gun Control : 1/15/13

An AK-47 assault rifle.
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Today, New York is expected to become the first state to enact major gun control policy following last month’s tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or SAFE Act, includes a ban on all pre-1994 high capacity ammunition magazines, a ban on any magazine that holds over 7 rounds, and real-time background checks on ammunition purchases to alert law enforcement of high volume purchasing.

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New York News
9:35 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

New York poised to be 1st to pass post-massacre gun bill

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Only days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tough proposal on gun control is ready to become law.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Republican State Senator Expects NY Gun Vote Today

Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R., Monroe County

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —  The first Republican senator to emerge from a five-hour private session says he expects the New York Legislature to vote on a gun control bill by the end of the day.


State Senator Michael Nozzolio from Monroe County says there are a number of concerns remaining, but he expects the vote.


The issue would not be coming to the floor under Albany rules if it wasn't almost sure to pass.


People familiar with closed-door negotiations say a tentative deal was struck over the weekend.

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New England News
11:26 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Grieving Families, Community Launch 'Sandy Hook Promise'

SandyHookPromise.org

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 3:05 pm

Pledging to do all they can "to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence," parents, family and friends of the 20 children and six educators killed in the Dec. 14 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., just launched Sandy Hook Promise.

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