Chuck Schumer is heartened by the grief New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte is reportedly getting for her vote against a bipartisan compromise on background checks for gun purchasers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning warned those who voted against stronger gun controls that the they'd get their retribution from voters next November.
"Shame on us if we've forgotten," President Obama said at a White House event this morning as part of a national "day of action" to demand new gun laws.
The only gun control policy over which the mayor of New York City exerts complete and total control is a controversial one whose efficacy remains in dispute: stop and frisk.(2)
Today, the N.R.A. presented "a paranoid, dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America where everyone is armed and no place is safe," according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In the aftermath of the horrific shootings that killed 28 people in Newtown, CT, 50 mayors have joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg's coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Among them are the mayors of Tucson, Malibu, Raleigh, Carson City, and Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where a gunman recently murdered six people at a Sikh temple, before police responding to the scene shot him down.(1)
Gun-control advocates say there's more political momentum working in their favor now than at any time in recent memory.
Jill Colvin catches an interesting trend: Recent stories about City Comptroller John Liu have not mentioned his campaign fund-raising scandal.
"All he has to do is get out his pen" Bloomberg said of Obama's ability to use the power of executive orders and recess appointments to make progress on federal gun control efforts. [Morning Joe]
Bloomberg's description of mass shootings as uniquely American, and the Newtown massacre as the worst school shooting ever, are, technically, inaccurate. [Tom Blumer]
The N.R.A.'s long-awaited comment after the Newtown shooting refers vaguely to "meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." [Dana Rubinstein]
After days of silence, the National Rifle Association has released comment on the gun massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.(1)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
Yesterday, when asked about gun control measures he'd like to see, Andrew Cuomo spoke about, among other things, mental health services and the country's "culture of violence;" necessary factors, he said, in addressing the "multi-dimensional" problem of gun violence.