assault weapons ban

Poll: Cuomo loses support following gun bill
Poll: Cuomo loses support following gun bill
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 2/01/2013 at 2:13PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s rush to pass tougher gun legislation in the state may have won him points with some voters, but support for him, especially from the GOP, has dropped, according to a recently released Quinnipiac University poll. Last month Cuomo’s approval rating decreased from an all-time high of 74-13 percent last month to 59-28 [...]

Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence
Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence
News Queens Courier Staff 1/21/2013 at 5:33PM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSE PERALTA As the sponsor of 14 gun bills, I couldn’t be happier to see long overdue action fi nally taken on common-sense measures to protect New Yorkers from gun violence. From revoking the gun permits and confi scating the fi rearms of domestic abusers and the mentally ill, to requiring background [...]

President calls for stronger gun laws following recent mass shootings
President calls for stronger gun laws following recent mass shootings
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 2:38PM

The day after New York passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, President Barack Obama signed a package of 23 executive orders that set parameters to reduce gun violence in the wake of several devastating shootings last year. Seeking the recommendations of Vice President Joe Biden, the president put forth a push for background [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/16/2013 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with ice pellets and snow, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% . Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 5 to [...]

NY passes toughest gun laws in country
NY passes toughest gun laws in country
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/15/2013 at 4:27PM

Less than a week after Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to make New York the leader in gun safety, the State Legislature voted in favor of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or NY SAFE Act, that would effectively keep weapons away from the mentally ill and crack down on illegal guns. The State Senate voted [...]

At Queens shooting range, assault weapons not a concern
At Queens shooting range, assault weapons not a concern
South Terence M. Cullen 1/10/2013 at 2:41PM

When the Woodhaven Rifle and Pistol Range opened 40 years ago, the scope of weapons patrons used was varied. But for the past 20 years, because of the city’s and state’s ban on assault weapons, owner Don Spallone says high-powered guns are not a concern in the borough — unlike in other parts of the [...]

Governor Cuomo to give State of the State address Wednesday
Governor Cuomo to give State of the State address Wednesday
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 9:01AM

Two years into his first term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo will deliver his annual State of the State address today at 1:30 p.m. from Albany. In addition to discussing Sandy recovery, Cuomo is expected to propose an assault weapons ban. In case you miss it, we’ll be posting a recap on QueensCourier.com. Here [...]