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WNYC News

Mayor, Lawmakers Renew Push for Gun Control in Wake of Newtown

Monday, December 17, 2012

The shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 27 dead, including 20 children, has re-ignited conversations about gun control across the nation.

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The Takeaway

A Liberal's Case for Guns

Monday, December 17, 2012

The debate over gun control has begun once again in the wake of the Newtown shootings. Craig Whitney is the author of "Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment." Craig considers himself a political liberal, but his beliefs concerning the right to bear arms are much more complicated. 

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The Washington Report

The United States Reacts to the Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut

Monday, December 17, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the elementary school shooting in Newtown Connecticut and what it may mean for gun policy in the United States.

The Takeaway

The Takeaway | December 17, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Sandy Hook Shooting from Friday to Monday | Considering Mental Health Wake of Sandy Hook | Representative Carolyn McCarthy on Gun Control | Newtown Sparks Gun Debate, But Will Anything Change? | A Liberal's Case for Guns | Syria's Dictator Losing His Grip | Connecticut Tries to Move Forward After School Shooting

Schoolbook

Shooting at CT Elementary School Kills 20 Children

Friday, December 14, 2012

A tragic shooting by a gunman leaves scores dead at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. It appears to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment

Monday, November 19, 2012

Veteran New York Times editor Craig Whitney reexamines America’s relationship with guns and looking at the ways guns are part of American culture. In Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment he makes the case that trying to restrict gun ownership doesn’t effectively deter crime and argues that, if we focus on controlling violence rather than guns themselves, the Second Amendment may not be as lethal as the left would like to think.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: From Gun Control to Guantanamo, the Issues 2012 Ignored

Monday, November 05, 2012

Here is a partial list of the issues on which, in my view, the candidates have failed to offer constructive proposals: 

1. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. It is offensive that both parties (and the media) now routinely refer to these programs as “entitlements,” and that they employ the euphemism ...

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Presidential Candidates’ Talk on Gun Control Is ‘Gibberish’

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.

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The Takeaway

Don't Mention It: Gun Violence

Friday, October 05, 2012

Earlier this week, just hours before the first presidential debate in Denver, Aurora shooting victim Stephen Barton spoke out in a new ad, put out by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, asking the voters to pay close attention to how both candidates addressed gun violence.

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WNYC News

In Run-up to Debate, Mayors’ Group Launches Gun Control Ad

Monday, October 01, 2012

Just days before the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group is out with a new television advertisement focused on getting President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to address the topic of gun control.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: How Much Does the NRA Influence Elections?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

How much does the pro-gun group actually matter in individual races? Maybe less than you think.

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The Takeaway

Oak Creek, Wisconsin: A Community Still Coping

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's been two weeks since the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin left six innocent victims dead, but unfortunately, that has not been the last of the Oak Creek community's hardship.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Hey Family Research Council, Hate Crime Laws are for Christians, Too

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

If only there were laws that would emphasize how terrible those crimes are, or if only there were a way to add extra legal penalties to the sentences of people who kill and maim based on hatred for others!

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It's A Free Country ®

Opinion: We Aren't Learning the Lessons of Jared Loughner - and other Crazed Gunmen

Monday, August 13, 2012

In a lot of states, it’s easier to get into medical school than it is to get state-ordered psychiatric care.

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WNYC News

Former Gov. Spitzer Says City Should Pressure Gun Sellers through Purchasing Power

Friday, August 10, 2012

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stepped up calls for greater gun control in the wake of the recent massacres in Wisconsin and Colorado, former Governor Eliot Spitzer says the mayor is overlooking a powerful tool at his disposal — the city's buying power.

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The Takeaway

The Sikh Community Faces Racial Profiling

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sunday’s shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin is not the first act of violence perpetrated against the Sikh community in recent years. But now, like so many other American minorities, Sikhs are in the position of having to explain to their children that regardless of their beliefs and values, the world will judge them based on their appearance.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: What Good Is It to be the Toughest State on Gun Control?

Monday, August 06, 2012

A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington

Monday, August 06, 2012

Conservatives knew that starting with local victories was a way to build the groundwork for larger legislative successes, which is why ALEC was such a success.

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WNYC News

Out-of-State Guns Used in Most NY Crimes

Monday, July 30, 2012

Federal data show most guns recovered from New York crimes last year originated in states with fewer legal restrictions, though the largest single source is still New York, where nearly 1,600 were first purchased.

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The Takeaway

Why I Changed My Opinion About Guns

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the aftermath of the Colorado massacre, the debate about gun control is once again taking the forefront in national politics. How are our perceptions about guns actually shaped by our individual experiences?

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