Listen to a panel of experts and The Journal News Editorial Board discuss public policy responses to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in a podcast recorded Dec. 19, 2012, just five days after Newtown. In it we cover school safety, gun violence, treatment of mental illness, Second Amendment constraints… Read More →
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA (National Rifle Association), speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference today on the importance of arming parents and school officials to keep our children safe. He also slammed gun legislation in the Senate.
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. Watch it live here. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December, is set to testify.
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on the sequester, the pope, guns, gas prices and immigration. More opinion from LoHud.com.
Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announced Wednesday an anti-violence project that unites mental health experts, schools and nonprofits. The project is his response to the Dec. 14 school shooting that left 20 first-graders and six educators, in addition to the shooter and his mother, dead in Newtown, Conn. Astorino and… Read More →
The State of the Union on Tuesday night came two months after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and since then gun violence has been the national debate. President Obama said gun violence must be reduced and each of the proposals in Congress deserves a vote.
Newtown’s influence on the president’s State of the Union address tonight is expected to be clear in both word and deed. By all accounts, President Obama will use part of the address to push his gun-control message, borne from the December shooting of 26 people, 20 of them first-graders, at… Read More →
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on the Northeast snowstorm, mail on Saturdays, drones, guns, the NRA, immigration and Sarah (who?) Palin. More opinion from LoHud.com.
In case you missed it, ‘Demand a Plan’ made this Super Bowl ad highlighting the NRA’s changing position on background checks for gun buyers: “Demand a Plan” is a campaign by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, that calls… Read More →
President Obama spoke today on a comprehensive set of ideas to reduce gun violence at a Minneapolis Police special operations center, the first time he’s done so outside of Washington.