Congress has begun debate of new gun-control measures. What should take priority?
Health & Health Care
Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with Newtown parents and other relatives of the Dec. 14 massacre should be required viewing for members of Congress, state lawmakers, other policymakers, parents — really anyone who makes decisions about firearms proliferation, in communities and their own homes. The assembled members of the group Sandy… Read More →
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 →
Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight discussion with state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks on the proposed Reproductive Health Act. Stewart-Cousins is the bill’s sponsor.
In an Editorial Spotlight interview at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks will discuss the proposed Reproductive Health Act. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the live session,... Read More →
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 →
2:40 p.m. UPDATE: Read a recap of the Connecticut panel’s meeting on lohud.com. PREVIOUS POST: Two discussions on reducing gun violence are happening online today — one featuring experts on the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, and the other featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Streaming at 10:30 a.m. on the… Read More →
Today’s editorial, “Long-overdue action on guns,” refers to an American Academy of Pediatrics article outlining its policy statement on gun violence. The article, “Firearm-related injuries affecting the pediatric population,” was published in the group’s “Pediatrics” journal in October 2012, two months before the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left… Read More →
Roundup of commentary and blog posts after the Connecticut school shooting: Watch live at 11 a.m. today: Panel discussion on what’s next after the Connecticut school shooting What Obama and Congress are doing about gun violence. Two years on, gun shows at Westchester County Center still cause conflict. Commentary: 2012… Read More →