gun control

Tim Ryan
July 06, 2020 - 3:36 pm
Guns and ammunition are flying off the shelves all over California. Background checks are up, too. Many believe it’s a double-barreled threat or perceived threat - the coronavirus pandemic and unrest on America’s streets.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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AP News
December 15, 2019 - 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to tighten gun restrictions by preventing people from getting a New York gun license if they have committed a serious crime in another state, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.
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Michael Bloomberg
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Associated Press
December 05, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun...
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings.
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Congresswoman Kathleen Rice
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Sophia Hall
October 07, 2019 - 1:20 pm
A congresswoman from Long Island has proposed legislation that would prevent domestic abusers from obtaining a firearm in any state.
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Las Vegas Shooting Memorial
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Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 6:21 pm
Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, MGM Resorts International reached a settlement that could pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday.
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Chuck Schumer gun control
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September 15, 2019 - 4:57 pm
New York's two Democratic Senators are announcing a “full-court press,” hoping to force a vote in the Senate on stricter gun control measures that include more rigorous background checks.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 15, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 14, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns. The Democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens' firearms. But on Friday, they struggled...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 12, 2019 - 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged Thursday to protect the Second Amendment, hours after huddling with top advisers to discuss gun control measures he might be willing to publicly stand behind. Speaking to reporters before flying to Baltimore for a Republican retreat, Trump insisted "...
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