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News Clergy Gather Outside Gun Group’s Newtown Headquarters, Call For Safeguards

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Religious leaders from different faiths united Thursday to call for greater gun safety in the United States.

They descended upon the headquarters of a national gun group based in Connecticut, not far from the scene of the Sandy Hook massacre, CBS2’s Lou Young reported.

“I implore the National Shooting Sports Foundation to meet with us,” said Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown.

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Local Governments Turn Up The Heat On Gun Companies, Push For New ‘Smart Gun’ Technology

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — You could call it gun control without legislation. Local governments that buy handguns for their police departments are asking, as customers, for a change in the way that gun makers do business.

As CBS2’s Lou Young explained, the gun on a New Rochelle cop’s hip is a Glock semi-automatic. When it’s time to replace the weapon though, that just might change, depending on the attitude of the gun maker.

“We want to use the power of the market place. The power of the free market,” New Rochelle Mayor, Noam Bramson explained.

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As Officials Fight For Pre-K, Kindergarten Programs Fall Victim To Budget Woes

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — As the push for universal prekindergarten in New York state makes headlines nearly every day, some educators and parents outside New York City are wondering if state leaders are getting ahead of themselves.

As CBS 2′s Lou Young reported, cash-strapped school districts have been cutting back on kindergarten classes — the only grade that is optional for school districts.

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