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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jersey City Guns Initiative

Monday, December 16, 2013

Steve Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, discusses how the city is changing its approach to holding gun manufacturers accountable for gun violence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Representative Jeffries on the Syria Debate

Friday, September 06, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the debate in the House over whether to intervene militarily in Syria and his concerns on its impact on his constituents. See where your representative stands on Syria using the widget below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns and Budget Deals: On the Brink

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 JeffriesU.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the budget and gun showdowns -- and a possible emerging deal on immigration.

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WNYC News

Connecticut Enacts Stricter Gun Laws

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a sweeping gun control package into law Thursday, making the state one of the most restrictive for gun ownership.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Widening the Gun Debate

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Congress continues to debate gun legislation, and Mayor Bloomberg is launching a huge ad campaign around the issue. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wants to look beyond background checks and capacity limits. He's keeping track of daily gun violence and asks, "Why can't we childproof guns?"

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WNYC News

Mental Health Advocates Protest Some Provisions of Gun Law

Thursday, March 07, 2013

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.

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WNYC News

Armed Teen Shot by Police May Be Prosecuted Under New Gun Laws

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. 

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Appeals Court Rules Gun License Data Can Be Withheld

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A New York State appeals court has ruled that the names and addresses of New York City gun permit holders can be kept secret.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mental Health Changes in New York's Gun Laws

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New York has passed sweeping gun control legislation that also includes significant changes to mental health policy. Sarah Steverman, director of state policy at Mental Health America, discusses the implications for the treatment of mental health and the doctor-patient relationship.

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WNYC News

For NYC Gun Dealers, State Laws Barely Register

Monday, January 14, 2013

New York State appears to be on the verge of passing one of the toughest gun laws in the nation. But New York City already has more restrictive laws in place than what's being proposed in Albany.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rob Astorino on Sandy Recovery and Westchester Guns

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".

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WNYC News

NY Senators Recommend Gun Control Measures to Veep

Sunday, January 06, 2013

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As Vice President Joe Biden considers recommendations to curb gun violence, New York's two U.S. Senators are weighing in.

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Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Thursday, January 03, 2013

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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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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The Takeaway

Why The Name of the Aurora Shooter Should Be Remembered

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.

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It's A Free Country ®

Did the ATF Walk Guns to Mexico in Fast & Furious?

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bob Hennelly on Bloomberg, Taxes, Guns

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, discusses his reporting around corporate taxes, Mayor Bloomberg's tax policy, and New York gun laws.

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The Empire

AG Schneiderman on illegal gun purchase sting: 'Disappointed at how easy it was'

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

By Karen DeWitt, New York Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (Matt Ryan / WMHT)

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.

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