Michael Bloomberg-led gun control group announces ads, endorsements

Michael Bloomberg-led gun control group announces ads, endorsements – Angling to reintroduce gun control into public discourse ahead of November’s elections, the group bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced endorsements in more than 100 state and federal races.  Everytown for Gun Safety – yoking the Bloomberg-funded Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – is backing candidates who “have shown leadership in the fight to keep our communities safe from gun violence,” said John Feinblatt, the group’s president. Several on the list, including Sens. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina, and Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, face tough contests that could decide control of the...

Bronx DA Robert Johson to huddle with national group of lawmen, re-draw blueprint to combat gun violence

Bronx DA Robert Johson to huddle with national group of lawmen, re-draw blueprint to combat gun violence – The borough’s top lawman will head to Atlanta, looking for a little help stopping the scourge of gun violence. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson will powwow with prosecutors from around the nation at an October summit in the Georgia capital, aimed at putting the heat on gun-crime culprits, the DA’s office said...

Local Prosecutors Form Nationwide Alliance Against Gun Violence

Local Prosecutors Form Nationwide Alliance Against Gun Violence – Homicide rates have improved in the past 20 years, but there’s a lot more cities can do, New York City’s leading prosecutor Cyrus Vance Jr. tells TIME. Prosecutors from major cities across the United States announced the formation Wednesday of an alliance to combat gun violence, even as national gun control legislation is frozen on Capitol...

Feiner calls for state regulation of gun ranges

Feiner calls for state regulation of gun ranges – Following the discovery of bullets outside the now closed Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle Range in Greenburgh, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has called for state or federal regulation of gun ranges.  The issue came to the surface for Feiner when it was confirmed that a local woman had metal fragments from a bullet on her knee.  “We found multiple bullets outside the range area. If the state would send inspectors to take a look, it would increase safety and the state could work with gun ranges to make sure than an accident won’t happen,” he said. “Without regulations, it is only a matter of time before somebody is injured or before there is a...

Shooting range noise in Islip has neighbors up in arms

Shooting range noise in Islip has neighbors up in arms – A decades-old Islip Town firing range utilized by hundreds of shooters each year — including several government agency employees — has itself come under fire from residents sick of continued gunshot sounds ricocheting throughout their normally quiet neighborhood. Law enforcement officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with state and county court officers, use the range on Freeman Avenue in Islip hamlet during business hours on weekdays. But weekends during the summer at Islip Rifle, Pistol and Archery Range are troublesome, some residents say. That’s when the public can use the 28 firing stations, and as many as 70 people are shooting “nonstop” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., residents and town officials...

Andrew Cuomo Won the Primary, but Lost the PR War

Andrew Cuomo Won the Primary, but Lost the PR War – After losing to Governor Cuomo in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary, Zephyr Teachout couldn’t call the governor to concede because he didn’t give her his phone number. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about how this election went down and how, despite winning with 62.1 percent of the vote, Cuomo came out of the race looking less than...
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