gun control

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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Nearly a week after twin mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, state lawmakers say the rest of the nation needs to catch up to what New York has already done in efforts to curb gun violence. State Senator Tim Kennedy says Washington needs to wake up. "These mass shootings are...
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August 05, 2019 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo joined WAMC radio on Monday morning to discuss this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. 1 day. 2 mass shootings. 29 people dead. Our country is under attack from within and continuing to ignore what is happening will only lead to more bloodshed...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved...
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January 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature on Tuesday passed a package of bills aimed at making the state's already tough gun laws even stricter, including a measure barring teachers from carrying firearms in schools. The legislation easily made its way through the...
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Tom Puckett
January 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State lawmakers are poised to pass legislation aimed at preventing teachers from having guns while in school and allow for teachers or family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from those considered an extreme risk. Budd Schroeder of the 1791 Society says the new bills are...
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April 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
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April 07, 2018 - 12:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Buffalo will be the setting today for a student-organized forum on gun violence. The forum is billed as a discussion that will be led by moderators and will feature input from a panel including Rep. Brian Higgins and Congressional candidate...
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April 05, 2018 - 8:30 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Saying "it's going to turn into a circus", Rep. Chris Collins explained his decision in-depth on WBEN Thursday to not attend a student-organized forum on gun violence planned for Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Buffalo. Collins says the forum, which will feature...
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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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March 04, 2018 - 7:19 am
New York (WBEN/AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo favors stronger gun control, but says it must be done at the federal level. Cuomo pushed through the state's SAFE Act five years ago following the Sandy Hook school shooting. There's no new effort in Albany to pass further restrictions following...
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