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Child's Death Raises Questions About NJ Gun Laws

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Six-year-old Brandon Holt was fatally shot in the head Monday by a 4-year-old friend and neighbor who got hold of a rifle in his home, and the incident is calling into question a law that charges gun owners with disorderly conduct if a minor gains unsupervised access to a gun.



Warrants Released in Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation. 

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Healthcare Workers in Support of NY's New Gun Laws

Monday, March 18, 2013

George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, talks about this week’s rally in support of Gov. Cuomo's NY SAFE Act gun laws, plus efforts to prevent the closure of Long Island College Hospital.

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A Year Later, Community Awaits Justice in Travyon Martin Shooting

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One year ago on the evening of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who claims that he acted in self-defense. A judge announced earlier this month that jury selection in Zimmerman's murder trial will begin on June 10, 2013. WLRN reporter Phil Latzman has been following the case from Florida.

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What The Gun Debate Means for Free Speech

Friday, February 15, 2013

What's the 2nd amendment have to do with the 1st? Jim Sleeper, author and lecturer in political science at Yale University, argues in his recent writing that the debate over gun violence should also include a debate over violent speech and media.


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Over 1,600 Gun-Related Deaths Since Newtown

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Shootings happen every day in America, but most are never covered by the national media. Now Slate is attempting to collect data on every person killed by a firearm. They've recorded more than 1,600 deaths in just the few weeks since the Newtown shooting.

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In Harm's Way: Reporting on Child Gun Deaths

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan talks about her reporting project, "In Harm's Way", profiling the lives of every child killed by gun violence in New York City.


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On The Media

In Harm's Way

Friday, January 18, 2013

The massacre in Newtown has sparked a national debate about gun control. But usually, when a child falls victim to gun violence, it’s not in a comfortable suburb, and its coverage is confined to the metro page. At New York Public Radio, our producing station, reporter Kathleen Horan’s current assignment is to profile every child killed by a gun in New York City. Her series is called In Harm’s Way. Kathleen talks to Brooke about her project. 


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President Obama's Gun Proposals

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Michael Scherer, White House correspondent for Time, discusses his cover story, "The Gunfighters", and President Obama's announcement of proposals to curb gun violence.

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Scholars' Makes Long Anticipated Return Home

Friday, January 11, 2013

It's like the first day of school all over again for the staff and students of Scholars Academy. The school returns to its Rockaway Park building Friday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit the area.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Xavier Granville

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Xavier Granville, 17, was shot and killed on the last Friday of the year as he left a birthday party in Queens. The exuberant teen, who lived with his mother and stepdad in Far Rockaway, was known for his mastery at X-Box video games and devouring a bowl of cereal after eating a four-course meal.

+ Complete Series: In Harm's Way

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Guns in America: After the Stockton Shooting

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of, Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, kicks off this month's series on gun ownership, starting with how the Stockton school shooting of 1989 inspired legislation, and whether there are parallels between that moment and the discussions following the Newtown, CT shootings.

Help Build Our Guns Glossary: Got a term or word that's part of the gun debate you want clarified? Post your suggestion in the comments, and we'll build our glossary over the course of this series.

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Reflections on Newtown: My Stepbrother and Gun Violence

Thursday, December 27, 2012

For many, 2012 is ending on a sad note following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month. WNYC asked five writers to reflect on the tragic event.

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Shortcomings Prevent A.T.F from Curbing Gun Violence

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It’s been 6 years since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last had a permanent director. But in the wake of the tragedy at Newtown, more and more questions are being asked about why this government agency isn’t more equipped or successful at fulfilling its mission to curb gun violence. Jerry Nunziato,  former head of the National Tracing Center and a retired special agent of the ATF for 29 years, explains what's at stake.


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Lack of Leadership, Influence of Gun Lobby Hamper ATF Gun Efforts

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The government agency charged with regulating the gun trade continues to lack a leader, despite the rash of recent shootings in the country. 

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Reflections on Newtown: Beautiful Town

Thursday, December 27, 2012

For many, 2012 is ending on a sad note following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month. WNYC asked five writers to reflect on the tragic event.

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Today's Takeaway | December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Medical Schools Experiment with Shorter Courses | The Argument Against Increasing Taxes | With Five Days to Go, Fiscal Cliff Hanger Looms | Shortcomings Prevent A.T.F from Curbing Gun Violence | End of Russian Adoptions for Americans? | Back to Business in a Post-Sandy 2013 

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An Armed Guard in Every School?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Greg Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237 which represents NYC public school security agents, gives his reaction to the NRA's proposal to put an armed guard in every school.

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One Week After Newtown; NRA Speaks

Friday, December 21, 2012

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, discusses how reactions after shootings have influenced gun control in the past, and how different weapons might require different legislation. Plus: reaction to the NRA press conference this morning.

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Prospects for New Gun Laws

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Richard Dunham, Washington correspondent for the Houston Chronicle & Hearst Newspapers, talks about the president's call for legislation to stem gun violence and the changing politics of gun control.

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