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Mayor Warren Backs Movement To Ask Gun Manufacturers To Take More Action On Gun Safety

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has added her name to an effort calling for gun manufacturers to take greater responsibility for gun safety.

Warren is backing  a ‘request for information’ being sent to seven major gun manufacturers seeking information on how they make and distribute guns.

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Randy Gorbman
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Police chief's mission to make guns 'safer'

Interview with Newtown's Chief of Police on CNN. 

Mentions: DO NOT STAND IDLY BY  Metro IAF's campaign for gun safety

 
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United Hospital tenants reach agreement with developer

Tenants being evicted from an affordable housing complex in the village reached an agreement with the property owner that gives them until the summer to find new homes, with help from a non-profit advocacy group.
 

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Christopher J Eberhart
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Sen. Chuck Schumer demands that U.S. Army's handgun supplier doesn’t sell arms to dealers doing business with criminals

He's hoping the bottom line will be mightier than the bullet.

Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he wants the federal government to use its "massive purchasing power" to put the financial screws to gun manufacturers who deal with shady weapon sellers.

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Jennifer Fermino
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View: We can do more on guns

The military and police should demand that gun manufacturers support gun safety measures.

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Heriberto Contreras and the Rev. Gawain de Leeuw
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It’s time to hold America’s gunmakers accountable

It’s not just Congress that fails to respond after another massacre briefly focuses attention on the irrationality and permissiveness of our country’s firearms statutes.

Those of us seeking change also regularly fall down on the job. We express outrage and move on, leaving the debate exactly where we found it.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.
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Obama Heads to Oregon Amid Frustration in Gun-Control Camp

The day before President Barack Obama heads to Oregon to meet with families of victims in the community college mass shooting, a group of about 30 clergy and community organizers gathered outside the White House, calling on President Barack Obama to “stop whining” and use his position to achieve gun control without Congress.

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Emma Court
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Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.

 

 

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Juliet Eilperin
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Here’s a Way to Control Guns

NEARLY three years ago, in the days after the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama went to Newtown, Conn., to speak at a vigil for the victims. He spoke movingly, and seemed to embody the nation’s outrage and its determination to reduce the number of people killed with guns in America. “Do not lose heart,” he told the families of the victims. He said he would use “whatever power this office holds.”

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DAVID K. BRAWLEY, OTIS MOSS III, DAVID BENKE and JOEL MOSBAC
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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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