Seward says new gun-control legislation unlikely in Senate

Seward says new gun-control legislation unlikely in Senate – State Sen. James Seward thinks it is unlikely that the Senate Republicans will advance any new gun-control legislation. In the wake of recent shootings that have garnered national attention and generated calls for additional gun-control laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated that New York might need to embrace new restrictions. Traditionally Republican state legislators have opposed new restrictions, which is why a variety of restrictions that have passed the Democratic controlled Assembly have died in the Republican controlled Senate. Seward, R-Milford, who personally believes that there are enough gun-control laws currently and that they simply need to be enforced, said that most of the members in his conference share his...

After Shootings, a Push for Tougher Gun Laws

After Shootings, a Push for Tougher Gun Laws – In the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin and an uptick in gun violence in New York City, lawmakers are planning a new push in Albany to win approval of tighter gun laws in New York...

Peralta: ‘It’s time to stand up to the NRA’

Peralta: ‘It’s time to stand up to the NRA’ – The Republican-led State Senate should reconvene in Albany and pass gun control legislation, say a variety of New York City and state-level Democrats. Recent weeks have seen high profile shootings of Bronx children, coming with a concern that unacceptable gun violence has spread into formerly safe...

Sen. Michael Gianaris Prepares Gun Control Package

Sen. Michael Gianaris Prepares Gun Control Package – State Sen. Michael Gianaris points to recent gun violence in New York City, not to mention the Colorado massacre, as he crafts a package of bills to give New York the country’s toughest gun laws. And that was before a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee. Gianaris, a top Senate Democrat from Queens, puts at the centerpiece of his legislative program a bill to limit handgun purchases in the Empire State to one per person per month — a move supporters say would help to curtail gun...

Gun control advocates target high-capacity magazines

Gun control advocates target high-capacity magazines – The Colorado theater shootings thrust assault weapons, such as the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle used in the rampage, into the national spotlight. Equally important in the gun control debate — and often overlooked — are the high-capacity magazines used to fuel the firepower in mass shootings, gun control advocates...

Michael Bloomberg backs a bill to ban online ammo sales

Michael Bloomberg backs a bill to ban online ammo sales – A bill sponsored by New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy that would effectively ban the online sale of ammunition has the backing of the nation’s loudest gun control advocate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “If the presidential candidates won’t act, others will—including Senator Lautenberg and Congresswoman McCarthy, who time and again have shown their steadfast commitment to protecting American lives,” said the mayor, in a...
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