Friday, September 06, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (PA) are expected to announce their support for expanded background checks this morning. This could potentially head off a threatened Republican filibuster of gun control legislation. Meanwhile, President Obama's budget includes changes to Medicare and Social Security that many on the left are unhappy with. Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the budget and gun showdowns -- and a possible emerging deal on immigration.
"For the districts I represent in BK/Qns, closing the gun show loophole would do more than any other piece of legislation." -- @repjeffries— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 10, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday, March 07, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Second amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state’s recently-enacted gun law. Some people with mental illnesses believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Police say that the state's new gun laws may mean stricter punishment for an armed teen shot by police in Brooklyn last night. Officials say it could be one of the first prosecutions under the state's new laws.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
A New York State appeals court has ruled that the names and addresses of New York City gun permit holders can be kept secret.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Rob Astorino, Westchester county executive, discusses how Westchester is recovering from Sandy and how federal assistance may help. Plus, Astorino reacts to the Journal-News "gun map".
Sunday, January 06, 2013
By Marc Garber : Host, WNYC News
As Vice President Joe Biden considers recommendations to curb gun violence, New York's two U.S. Senators are weighing in.
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.
Monday, August 06, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
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.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
When President Obama traveled to Aurora earlier this week, he agreed to not use the name of the shooter in any of his public speeches. John Cassidy, staff writer for The New Yorker, thinks that gesture comes at a cost.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
On Tuesday's Brian Lehrer Show, reporter Katherine Eban broke down her breakthrough investigation into the root cause of the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" scandal.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
By Karen DeWitt, New York Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief
The state’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, says a statewide undercover operation found blatant violations of the state’s law requiring background checks before the sale of a hand gun.
The AG says he sent undercover agents to six gun shows on Long Island and upstate. They posed as gun buyers with mental health or domestic violence issues, which under law are impediments to purchasing a hand gun. They found that despite disclosing those details, ten different gun dealers waived a background check and sold the agents a weapon.
“I frankly was surprised and disappointed at how easy it was,” said Schneiderman. “No matter how aggressively our investigators asserted the fact that they could not pass background checks.”
Schneiderman says under the law, those accused of illegally selling the guns can only be charged with a misdemeanor. He says he will soon propose a bill to stiffen those penalties and close other loopholes in the law.