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NY vs. Federal Gun Laws

Download pdf here. New York vs. Federal Gun Laws LAWS New York U.S. Requires background checks by licensed dealers. √ √ Requires background checks for all firearm sales (NY SAFE Act). √ Requires background checks for all ammunition sales (NY SAFE Act). √ Requires background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows, Internet and... Read More
NYPD: Harlem man kills teen sister, injures mother in shooting

NYPD: Harlem man kills teen sister, injures mother in shooting

A man suspected of shooting his mother and fatally shooting his young sister is in critical condition at Harlem Hospital after exchanging gunfire with police. According to the NYPD, officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired at 2971 Eighth Avenue, an apartment complex, around 3:30 Tuesday morning. They found two gun shot victims,... Read More
Rachel Maddow: NRA Conference Undercuts Gun Violence Across the Country

Rachel Maddow: NRA Conference Undercuts Gun Violence Across the Country

Rachel Maddow breaks down the real world consequences of gun policies and the history of violence created by the National Rifle Association on the heels of gun lobby’s annual convention. Watch the full video clip below from The Rachel Maddow Show. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Read More
Becoming numb to gun violence

Becoming numb to gun violence

Maybe 10 years ago, it was the kind of event that would have evoked horror and outrage. This time, it barely raised an eyebrow. Just last month, in Oakland, CA., we had a shooting at a very small religious school, Oikos University. You may have heard about it, maybe not. Seven people were shot to... Read More
NRA Gives More Money To NY Than Any Other State

NRA Gives More Money To NY Than Any Other State

ALBANY — The National Rifle Association has taken aim at New York, doling out more campaign donations in the Empire State over the last nine years than in any other in state in the nation. The prime target: defeating Mayor Bloomberg’s push for microstamping of bullet casings, which backers say would be an effective crimefighting... Read More
Mayor Bloomberg: Washington needs to stop cowering before the gun lobby

Mayor Bloomberg: Washington needs to stop cowering before the gun lobby

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Call it an Easter miracle. Early Sunday morning, four New York City police officers in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, were shot while rescuing a woman and her 4-month-old baby from a hostage situation. When I visited them in the hospital Sunday, all were in stable condition, and all are expected to survive.... Read More
More Guns, Fewer Hoodies

More Guns, Fewer Hoodies

The debate over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin seems to be devolving into an argument about the right to wear hoodies, but it really does not appear to be a promising development. Congress, which never draws any serious conclusions from terrible tragedies involving gunplay, did have time on Wednesday to fight about whether Representative... Read More
The Money Trail Behind Florida's Notorious Gun Law

The Money Trail Behind Florida’s Notorious Gun Law

The National Rifle Association invested heavily in the legislation that helped keep Trayvon Martin’s killer a free man. On April 26, 2005, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law [1] SB 436, better known as the “Stand Your Ground” law, which gave Floridians the right to use deadly force to defend themselves in public without... Read More