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New York Gun Control

Protestor Appears To Hang NY Governor In Effigy At Gun Rally

Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Update: The New York Daily News' Ken Lovett, reporting from a Second Amendment rally on the steps of the state capitol, had tweeted a photograph of a ...

Federal Judge Upholds Most Of NY Gun Control Law

AP | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld most of New York's new gun control law, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines...

NYPD: Largest Gun Bust In City History

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fare...

Firearms Maker Blames New York Gun Law For Move

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 08.07.2013 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A firearms manufacturer in New York, partially blaming the state's new gun control law, said Wednesday it's moving its corporate...

NRA Tries To Block New York Gun Law

Newsday | Joan Gralla | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- The New York branch of the National Rifle Association asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant an injunction to block the state's new gun law ...

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To NY Gun Control Law

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now. The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New Yo...

Tough NY Gun Law Takes Effect

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Key measures of New York's tough new gun law kicked in Monday, with owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons requir...

Supreme Court Weighs Taking Up Gun Rights Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after the Senate voted to begin debate on new gun control measures, the Supreme Court is expected to consider a new appeal aimed a...

NRA Files Federal Law Suit Against New York Gun Law

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 03.22.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association, sportsmen's groups, firearms businesses and individual gun owners on Thursda...

Cuomo Backtracks On Gun Control Law

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- New York lawmakers said they reached a "conceptual" deal on the state budget late Wednesday, though they quickly acknowledged they haven't s...

New York Gun Law To Be Reviewed For Speedy Passage

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York court agreed Friday to review whether the state's strict new gun controls were rushed into law in violation of the sta...

NY Gun Control Opponents To Rally In Albany

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- National Rifle Association President David Keene told a rally of thousands of opponents of New York's new gun control law Thursday tha...

GOP Assemblyman Compares Cuomo To Hitler, Mussolini

Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

Republican New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin apologized Tuesday for comparing Governor Andrew Cuomo to fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito M...

Pro-Gun Groups Sue Over NY Assault Weapon Ban

Newsday | Joan Gralla | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Four pro-gun groups Tuesday filed notice that they plan to seek an injunction to block New York from enforcing a new law that cracks down on...

New York Town Defends Remington Factory Amid Gun Ban

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York

ILION, N.Y. -- The big brick Remington gun factory pieces together military-style rifles in a state that has just banned their sale after a string of ...

7-Year-Old Brings Loaded Gun To Queens School

Posted 01.18.2013 | New York

A loaded handgun was uncovered inside a backpack belonging to a seven-year-old boy at a Queens elementary school Thursday. The New York Post repo...

Mental Illness, Patient Confidentiality and Gun Control

DJ Jaffe | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

The requirement to discretely disclose individuals who are mentally ill and potentially violent could reduce stigma by helping to lower violence rates.

At Last, Real Bipartisan Leadership on Gun Control -- Governor Cuomo Takes the Lead

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Kay Koplovitz

I am thrilled that New York has taken the lead on new gun control legislation. Importantly, the NY SAFE Act received bipartisan support.

NRA: New York's Quick Gun Law Passage Blocked Opposition

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Rifle Association said the secretive negotiations and lightning-fast passage of New York's tough new gun control law...

Mass Murder: Is There a Mental Health Issue?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Is there anything that can be done by the field of mental health to reduce the rare incidence of murders by people with serious mental illness?

Cops Angry Over New Gun Control Laws

| Posted 01.17.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — One unlikely group is upset with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tough anti-gu...

A Good Start

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

The path forward to reduce the bloodshed is clear. To end gun violence in New York City, the State Legislature must next take up microstamping and background checks on gun dealers, measures that would truly impact the supply side of this crisis.

13 Important Provisions In New Gun Control Law

Posted 01.16.2013 | New York

Governor Cuomo signed the NY SAFE Act late Tuesday evening. The wide-ranging gun control bill is the first gun-related legislation in the country sinc...

CARTOON: New York Takes First Place In Gun Control Action

Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices

The state of New York took a leap ahead of Washington, D.C.,passing the nation's toughest gun legislation since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shoot...

Cuomo Gun Safety Legislation Passes NY State Senate With Bipartisan Support, Assembly Action Today

Howard Glaser | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York
Howard Glaser

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced legislation, (NY SAFE ACT), to give New York State the most comprehensive gun laws in the nation, which will keep guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous mental health patients and ban high capacity magazines and assault weapons.