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    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 Wednesday.


    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 Hill.


    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 fatality.”


    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 said.


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