Pols renew their call for gun control in wake of tragedies

Pols renew their call for gun control in wake of tragedies – For state Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and state Senator Daniel Squadron, the push for gun control has been like a record on repeat. Back in October, both led the unsuccessful call for a legislative special session to pass laws strengthening New York’s restrictions on firearm sale and possession — already some of the strongest in the nation — and Squadron published an op-ed in the Daily News to argue the “common sense” perspective behind added gun control measures. “Before another drop of blood is spilled and another innocent life is lost, New York’s Legislature must do our job and pass these bills,” Squadron wrote in the...

Outrage After New York Paper Posts Map of Gun Owners’ Names and Addresses

Outrage After New York Paper Posts Map of Gun Owners’ Names and Addresses – Gun owners in suburban New York are incensed after a local newspaper, the Journal News, published an interactive Google map showing their names and addresses.  The Journal News received the data, which includes the identities of every registered handgun owner in Rockland and Westchester, via a Freedom of Information Act...

Hundreds want gun show canceled

Hundreds want gun show canceled – Shock has given way to activism in Saratoga Springs in the wake of this month’s deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn.  By 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 605 people had signed an online petition urging board directors of Saratoga Springs City Center to cancel an annual gun show the facility is scheduled to host on Jan....

States, cities mulling own assault-weapon bans, amid doubt over federal action

States, cities mulling own assault-weapon bans, amid doubt over federal action – While Congress prepares to debate renewing the federal assault-weapons ban, several states and cities already are pursuing bans of their own in the wake of high-profile mass shootings this year.  At least five states, including Georgia and Vermont, are pressing ahead with new legislation. Other states, like Maryland, are taking a closer look at their existing laws and searching for ways to strengthen...

City of North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt disavows Mayors Against Illegal Guns

City of North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt disavows Mayors Against Illegal Guns – City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has disputed and disavowed an advocacy group’s inclusion of his name among a group of mayors signing a letter to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders urging new restrictions on gun...

Ball scolds Journal News for posting permit data

Ball scolds Journal News for posting permit data – Sen. Greg Ball says he is outraged at the Journal News for posting public gun-license data for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, and called in the paper to take down its interactive map — which Ball’s statement obligingly includes a link...
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