gun laws

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 [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]

Op-Ed: Sensible gun laws would make our streets safer
News Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2012 at 5:02PM

BY SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS Recent horrific acts of gun violence should lead us all to say “enough is enough.” It is long past time to improve our gun laws and make our streets safer. Almost every day, we hear about another senseless attack in New York City, where the number of shootings over the last [...]

Bill would toughen punishment for illegal guns
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/28/2012 at 11:55AM

The day before a man shot and killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building, State Senator Malcolm Smith and Assemblymember William Scarborough introduced a bill that would increase the punishment for illegal gun possession. The legislation would change the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class D felony, which has a [...]

Politics Aside: Are NYC’s gun laws unconstitutional?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 1/03/2012 at 1:49PM

After years of complaints by all but the most ardent anti-gun activists, New York City’s insanely strict gun laws are finally being exposed for the unconstitutional mess they are after two separate incidents in December in which tourists, with all the proper permits from their home states, were arrested for possessing firearms. In the first [...]