gun control

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 [...]

The blame game
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 12:15PM

The NYPD says politicians need to do more, the politicians say it’s out of their hands. Bottom line — gun violence is escalating, leaving in its wake a trail of blood, tears and shattered lives. Councilmember James Sanders has taken District Attorney Richard A. Brown to task, citing the lack of gun buyback programs in [...]

The good & ugly
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/02/2012 at 12:12PM

THE GOOD . . . Taking back our streets. We applaud the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) — and all others like it — in their efforts to curb vandalism. Though we are lovers of art, we feel that graffiti is a blight on our communities. It lowers the value of area homes and reduces [...]

Urge Turner to support gun control
Letters Queens Courier Staff 1/12/2012 at 4:58PM

It seems to me that Congressmember Bob Turner’s standing with others to raise thousands of dollars for the family of slain Police Officer Peter Figoski might soften his views against gun control.  I implore him to stand with Congressmember Carolyn McCarthy to ban the sale of extended capacity ammunition magazines.  Extending background checks on purchases [...]