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Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2019 - 12:16 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County District Attorney John Flynn promises to use common sense when it comes to enforcement of New York's controversial Red Flag Law.
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July 29, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is extending the waiting period for certain gun purchases from three days to 30 days to give authorities more time to run background checks. The change signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply when a federal instant background check returns...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:03 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Assembly has passed a bill which will require gun owners to safely store rifles, shotguns, and other firearms if there is a child under the age of 16 in the home. It requires gun owners to keep guns in a locked cabinet or equipped with a trigger-locking...
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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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November 26, 2018 - 7:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Brooklyn state senator is calling for a change to New York's gun laws, which would allow authorities to search social media when you apply for a handgun license. The bill, introduced by State Senator Kevin Parker on November 14, would mandate social media and search engine...
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Matt Moran
June 13, 2018 - 3:05 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WBEN) -Niagara Falls held its 4th annual Gun buyback program Wednesday, 155 guns were returned as The New York Sate Attorney General and Niagara Falls police department came together for the event. Michael Russo is in charge of the attorney generals office in Buffalo. He says...
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(WBEN) A new poll from the Siena Research Institute shows extensive support -among both Republicans and Democrats in New York State -- for a mandatory waiting period on gun purchases but a split over arming some teachers and possibly banning the sale of assault style weapons in the United States...
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March 14, 2018 - 11:44 am
(WBEN) Young people in the U.S. walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged since the massacre in Florida. More than 3,000 walkouts were planned across the country and around the world, organizers said...
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(ABC/AP) President Donald Trump has called for bold action to improve school safety after last month's Parkland shooting, but a set of proposals the White House formally plans to endorse on Monday leaves most authority for reform up to the states and for consideration by a new federal commission...
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Mike Baggerman
March 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - You may have noticed following the latest mass shooting that, once again, part of the blame was cast on the entertainment world for glorifying gun violence. In a survey released by Rasmussen Reports last week, over 50 percent of adults blamed violent video games and movies...
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