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Want to Stop Gun Violence But Don't Know Where to Start? Get Educated

David F Brand | Posted 02.20.2016 | New York
David F Brand

I immersed myself in the movement to stop gun violence in order to identify concrete steps that individuals can take to challenge gun culture, promote responsibility and advocate for effective laws. Here's what I learned.

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 ...

Educating for Democracy: A Modest Proposal on Reducing Gun Violence

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The present debate on what to do about gun violence as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre reminds me of an observation by Winston Churchill: "The American people will find a solution to every problem after they've tried everything else."

Texas Official's Bizarre Message For New York Gun Owners

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you. "Texas is better...

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...

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...

Sandy Hook Parents Fight Back

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

BY JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Parents of children slain in the Connecticut school massacre called for a national dialogue to help pr...

Cuomo: Pols Should Ignore 'Extremists' In Gun Debate

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- As the NRA called him "America's most anti-gun governor," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday it would be a "dereliction" of duty if state le...

Gun Trafficking: A Taboo Subject in Our State and National Politics

Cyrus Vance | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Cyrus Vance

Every child, on every block of every neighborhood, has the right to walk to school and home without fear of getting shot. And yet, the subject of gun law reform remains taboo for many of our state and national elected officials.

The Case for Forming a City-wide Task Force to Fight Firearms Traffickers and End Violence on Our Street

Abe George | Posted 10.15.2012 | New York
Abe George

As a Brooklyn native, I am sick and tired of watching parents lament the loss of their children to blood and bullets. We owe it to victims to give this a try and push our state legislature to expand the jurisdiction of this agency to fight gun violence.

NRA Donates Most Money To New York As City Leads Fight For Strict Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

As Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly lead the fight calling for stricter gun laws, the National Rifle Association has worked to thwart...

Even When the Subject Is Gun Control, Our Government Wins When Justice Is Done

Steven Strauss | Posted 04.13.2012 | Crime
Steven Strauss

I'm an advocate of gun control, and a knee-jerk opponent of the National Rifle Association (NRA). It's extraordinary that I find myself concurring with the NRA about 2 tourists recently arrested in NYC.

Tourist Arrested For Bringing Gun To 9/11 Memorial

Posted 12.29.2011 | New York

Attention tourists coming to New York: don't bring your guns. WABC reports 39-year-old Meredith Graves, a fourth-year medical student in town from...

Bloomberg Invites Congress To Slain Cop's Funeral

Posted 12.16.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday he thinks Congress should join him at the funeral of Peter Figoski, the NYPD officer shot and killed earlier this ...

WATCH: State Senator Goes Undercover To Buy Guns

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Daily News video shows it's surprisingly easy to buy high-capacity gun clips, like the ones used by Jared Loughner, in New York state (see video bel...