Gun Charges. Legal news and articles for December 20 - 20, 2012

Bloomberg Vows Stiffer Fight to Overhaul US Gun LawsPortman says he'd consider new gun lawsMaine college presidents support stricter gun lawsMajorities support some new gun laws, not bansWhitney: U.S. can protect gun rights and public safetyHaley: Boost mental health, not gun control lawsThe Truth About Israel's Gun LawsImperfect US Gun Laws Show Difficulty In Stemming Violent ActsWestchester County mayors join call for tougher gun lawsCuomo will push new gun laws, but special legislative session unlikelySen. Joe Lieberman: Strengthening Our Gun Laws Is Worth DoingThe Gun Lobby's Favorite Part Of The Health LawSpringetts man plans gun law vigil in DCNY pushing for 1st gun control law since tragedyN.C. delegation: Fix violence, not gun laws

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King County prosecutor pushes for increased sentences in juvenile gun crime laws
Maple Valley ReporterDecember 5, 2012

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced a renewed effort aimed at increasing sentence ranges for juveniles who illegally possess firearms. The proposal has gained the support of gun rights advocates and Washington Ceasefire. In a news ...more »

OPINION: Rights
Scottsbluff Star HeraldDecember 5, 2012

A recent murder committed by an NFL player reopened debate over the nation's gun laws. Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, and later went to the Chiefs' training facility and later shot himself ...more »

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Bloomberg Vows Stiffer Fight to Overhaul US Gun Laws
New York TimesDecember 20, 2012

Now, furious at the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and frustrated by inaction in Congress, Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview this week that he would ratchet up his fight to overhaul gun laws, drawing on his considerable political and ...more »

Portman says he'd consider new gun laws
USA TODAYDecember 20, 2012

On guns, Portman said he would be open to a full range of options -- from outlawing high-capacity ammunition clips, as gun-control proponents want, to allowing armed guards in schools, as gun-rights advocates have suggested. "I think we ought to ...more »

Maine college presidents support stricter gun laws
Boston.comDecember 20, 2012

A group called ''College Presidents for Gun Safety'' launched a website Wednesday with an open letter urging lawmakers to oppose legislation allowing guns on college campuses; to reinstate the ban on military-style, semi-automatic weapons; and to end a ...more »

Majorities support some new gun laws, not bans
Los Angeles TimesDecember 20, 2012

Although public support for “gun control” as a general concept remains well below the levels found in the 1990s, several polls in recent days have shown Americans favor some new laws. The polling indicates some areas where President Obama's promised ...more »

Whitney: U.S. can protect gun rights and public safety
NewsdayDecember 20, 2012

After the slaughter of 20 first- graders and six adults at a school in Newtown, Conn., some gun-rights advocates are saying that if only the teachers had been carrying weapons, the gunman, firing a semiautomatic rifle, might have been stopped before ...more »

Haley: Boost mental health, not gun control laws
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 20, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that the shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school should prompt discussions about mental health treatment, not anti-gun laws. The mother of two said the deaths of 20 ...more »

The Truth About Israel's Gun Laws
Huffington PostDecember 20, 2012

Friday's unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, put gun control back on our national agenda. For now, pro-gun advocates are mostly keeping quiet, but we're already starting to hear the inevitable response: "Guns aren't the issue. Look at Israel.more »

Imperfect US Gun Laws Show Difficulty In Stemming Violent Acts
Huffington PostDecember 20, 2012

Investigators are still sorting out the past of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Newtown school killings. But since he didn't buy the guns – his mother owned the firearms and kept them in the family's home – federal laws wouldn't have affected ...more »

Westchester County mayors join call for tougher gun laws
Newsday (subscription)December 20, 2012

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, the leaders of Westchester County's largest cities added their voices Thursday to a growing call for tougher gun laws. The mayors of White Plains, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Peekskill and Yonkers sent ...more »

Cuomo will push new gun laws, but special legislative session unlikely
Newsday (subscription)December 20, 2012

Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday he doesn't plan to call a special session of the state Legislature to deal with guns laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, but he will unveil “a full package” of proposals in his State of the State ...more »

Sen. Joe Lieberman: Strengthening Our Gun Laws Is Worth Doing
ABC NewsDecember 20, 2012

Joe Lieberman: Strengthening Our Gun Laws Is Worth Doing. Conn. senator weighs in on tragedy in his district, calls for tightening gun laws. 12/20/2012. Share: 0 · Comment on this video. ABC News Live. Breaking news video as it happens, continuous live ...more »

The Gun Lobby's Favorite Part Of The Health Law
NPR (blog)December 20, 2012

The Gun Lobby's Favorite Part Of The Health Law. by Jay Hancock. December 20, 201211:08 AM ... Health professionals fear physicians will avoid the topic altogether, inhibiting a full conversation about firearms hazards. "A lot of people buy guns every ...more »

Springetts man plans gun law vigil in DC
Yorkdispatch.comDecember 20, 2012

By CHRISTINA KAUFFMAN 505-5436 / @ydyorkcountyyorkdispatch.com. Updated: 12/20/2012 10:53:09 AM EST. Stan Hough, a former York Dispatch editor and Springettsbury Township resident, is planning a candlelight vigil in support of sensible gun laws.more »

NY pushing for 1st gun control law since tragedy
Wall Street JournalDecember 20, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York officials are scrambling to negotiate the first gun control laws since the mass shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School. A deal could be enacted into law in a special session during the holiday week or an ...more »

N.C. delegation: Fix violence, not gun laws
Winston-Salem JournalDecember 20, 2012

A growing culture of violence, not gun-control laws, deserves scrutiny after last week's massacre in Connecticut, say the two new Republican members of Congress the Charlotte region will send to Washington next month. Concord's 8th District Rep.more »

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