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    Politicans pushing for public gun crime database

    Politicans pushing for public gun crime database - They can gun, but they can’t hide.  A registry of criminals convicted of gun felonies would be publicly accessible for the first time under legislation being proposed by a group of elected officials.  City Council members Costa Constantinides and Paul Vallone, along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., are calling for the database created in 2006 — currently available only to law enforcement — to be searchable online.


    NYC City Council Federal Agenda

    The NYC City Council's Federal Budget and Legislative Agenda Fiscal Year 2014-2015 calls for "Strengthening gun laws to help prevent further violence and mass shootings."

    See pages 10-11:

    http://council.nyc.gov/html/pr/fed.pdf


    Feiner to introduce legislation on Greenburgh gun ranges

    Feiner to introduce legislation on Greenburgh gun ranges - Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said he will introduce legislation to regulate gun ranges in town after a neighbor of an outdoor gun range on Ardsley Road was hit by what was believed to be a bullet fragment.  The legislation was drafted by Bob Bernstein, a neighborhood activist in Edgemont and Feiner’s opponent in the supervisor’s race last year. It would bar outdoor ranges within a quarter mile of homes or schools and would require permits for new ranges and registration of existing ranges. It also mandates insurance coverage and sets some safety standards.


    Democratic House members demand gun control vote

    Democratic House members demand gun control vote - Gun control, long a dormant issue in American politics, surged to the forefront of the Democratic agenda following December 2012’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Yet in the following months, as bill after bill failed to pass through Congress, the renewed push for gun control once again subsided – until now.  163 House Democrats – over 80% of the entire caucus – signed onto an open letter [PDF] Thursday addressed to Republican House Speaker John Boehner demanding that he allow “a vote on substantive legislation to address gun violence.” The timing of the letter suggests that Democrats are prepared to make gun control in an issue in the 2014 midterm elections, despite evenly divided public opinion and staunch opposition from the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA).


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