firearms

Tom Puckett
September 05, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Wegmans is the latest supermarket chain to ask customers to not openly carry firearms inside the stores. This comes on the heels of Walmart asking its customers to do the same on Tuesday. "The sight of someone with a gun can be alarming, and we don’t want anyone to feel that way...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in the state, a day after Republicans who control New York's Senate approved bills that focus on school safety but don't address the gun control issue. Assembly Speaker Carl...
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February 27, 2018 - 8:49 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Senate Democrats are rolling out 12 gun control proposals following the Florida school shooting. The measures announced Tuesday include a bump stock ban and gun ownership restrictions for people convicted of hate crimes or domestic violence. There's also a bill...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:29 am
(ABC News) A large majorities of Americans say neither President Donald Trump nor Congress are doing enough to try to prevent mass shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Parkland, Florida, last week, with improved mental health screening and treatment leading the public’s preferences for...
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Dave Debo
February 20, 2018 - 6:40 am
(WBEN/AP) In a compromise move that leaves local gun rights advocates and those who are pressing for more gun control both unhappy, President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system. He stopped short of any broader move on gun control...
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December 13, 2017 - 11:26 am
For the first of his annual state of the state proposals, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he wants legislation that would result in "the immediate removal of all firearms" from people who have been convicted of domestic violence offenses. The measure --which he says would include misdemeanor...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:20 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states. The top prosecutors from states including New York,...
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Tom Puckett
October 06, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The NRA, aware of rising emotions after Las Vegas, called on the government Thursday to review whether special devices such as the Nevada shooter used should be subject to further regulation. While one gun rights advocate says he personally wouldn't use the bump stocks, he's...
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(WBEN/WKBW) At his first public meeting since the congressional shootings in Arlington last week, Clarence Republican Chris Collins said he is preparing a bill that would allow Capitol Police to train members of Congress and their staff on firearms safety. Collins tells 7 Eyewitness News that he is...
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