gun control

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25. Winds [...]

NRA calls for all schools to be protected by armed gaurds
News Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 12:14PM

The National Rifle Association announced their plans to prevent another school massacre: armed guards at every school. The NRA made the announcement at a press conference a week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With President Barack Obama appointing Vice President Joe Biden to a task force with the aim to end [...]

Make your voice heard on gun control
News Queens Courier Staff 12/20/2012 at 6:30AM

In light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, The Courier is calling on you to reach out to your elected officials on gun control. If you want to see change, we urge you to reach out to the politicians and call for action. U.S. Congressmembers Congressmember Joseph Crowley 74-09 37th Avenue, Suite 306-B Queens, [...]

Enough
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 12/19/2012 at 4:32PM

It is time to put aside partisan politics, reach across the aisle . . . and tackle gun control. Last Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, inside Sandy Hook Elementary, took the lives of 20 children and six adults. It should serve to galvanize pundits, politicians and the nation to embrace tougher legislation on guns. Maybe [...]

Obama taps Biden to head task force on gun violence
News Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 2:25PM

In an effort to prevent another tragedy like last week’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head a task force to develop a concrete plan no later than January to curb gun violence in the country. “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence, doesn’t mean [...]

Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/17/2012 at 2:25PM

Dozens of Americans affected by gun violence joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for the release of 34 videos renewing the call for the federal government to reduce gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 34 videos each tell the personal story of survivors and family members of [...]

Queen’s Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 7:55AM

TODAY’s FORECAST  Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday night: Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible. EVENT of the [...]

Officials unveil plan to curb gun violence
Officials unveil plan to curb gun violence
News Terence M. Cullen 8/17/2012 at 3:56PM

Community outreach and communication highlighted a pledge from officials and an announcement of a nine-point plan to put a ceasefire to gun violence in southeast Queens. The plan, revealed by District Attorney Richard A. Brown and a number of elected officials on Friday, August 17, came on the eve of a buy back program in [...]

Hear no evil, see no evil?
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/17/2012 at 12:18PM

In the 1970s it was the summer of Son of Sam. Today it’s the summer of shootings. Just last week Sergeant Craig Bier became the 10th NYPD officer shot in the line of duty this year. The 15-year veteran, who boasts some 60-plus medals and citations, was shot in each leg during a firefight after [...]

Gianaris bills would make NY toughest on guns
News Billy Rennison 8/10/2012 at 11:11AM

In the wake of multiple massacres across the country and an increase in shootings citywide, a state politician is calling for New York to become the nation’s leader in gun control. State Senator Michael Gianaris introduced a bevy of bills in Albany that would strengthen the state’s gun laws, making them the toughest in the [...]