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Tom Puckett
August 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In light of weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton, there are questions about whether New York needs more gun control laws. State Senator Patrick Gallivan says no. "In New York, we already have among the toughest gun laws in the country. I don't know if any additional laws are...
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Tom Puckett
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, Governor Cuomo signed several gun bills into law, including one that will prevent local school districts from authorizing teachers from carrying firearms on school grounds, and another that bans the manufacture, sale or possession of 3D-printed guns and other types of...
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March 22, 2019 - 10:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by...
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April 04, 2018 - 4:18 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A student-organized forum on gun violence is planned for Saturday, April 7th at St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. The town hall-style forum, organized by Students for Action, will take place at 1:30pm and will allow attendees to hear what their local politicians and...
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March 28, 2018 - 9:31 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A contingent of local high school students is banding together to plan a forum on gun issues tentatively set for April 7th in the Buffalo area. One of the organizers of the forum, Clarence High School senior Andrew Kowalczyk, tells WBEN both Rep. Chris Collins and Rep. Brian...
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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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Tim Wenger
March 03, 2018 - 8:40 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the the saying goes, can we talk? Just talk? Not debate, get in one anothers' face or close our ears? That's what I'm hoping happens Monday on WBEN as we set aside twelve hours of programming to discuss the issues surrounding school security and gun violence in America. It...
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