Thursday, January 24, 2013
“Criminals, terrorists, the mentally ill and other dangerous people shouldn't be able to walk into a gun show and walk out with guns and assault weapons, no questions asked," the New Jersey Democrat says.
Thursday, January 24
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Wednesday that he has reintroduced legislation to close the loophole allowing guns to be sold by unlicensed sellers at gun shows. Lautenberg contends that the loophole allows criminals and the "severely mentally ill," to acquire firearms without a background check. His bill would require that background checks be conducted on all firearms sales at gun shows, even sales by private parties. Last week, President Obama called for legislation to require background checks on all guns sold —including all guns sold at gun shows — as part of his gun violence prevention recommendations. “Criminals, terrorists, the mentally ill and other dangerous people shouldn't be able to walk into a gun show and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
MLS players will travel to town affected by mass shooting to show support for devastated community.
Members of the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer will travel to Newtown, CT on Monday to raise funds for the families affected by the tragic Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, league officials announced. Soccer players will use the event to help raise attention, support and funding for these families with “Soccer Night in Newtown.” The shooting, which killed 27 people, including 20 children, had an especially strong impact on San Jose Earthquakes’ player Marcus Tracy, who grew up in Newtown and whose mother once taught at the school. Residents and members of the Newtown Youth Soccer Club have been invited to attend and meet professional soccer players including Red Bulls players Kenny Cooper, Ryan Meara and Heath …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
While some parents are calling for stricter procedures to protect their children and others say current measures are sufficient, officials are say they are exercising prudence.
Wyckoff Public School officials and board members, parents, and township officials gathered at a public meeting Monday night to discuss school safety, just three days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Superintendent Richard Kuder reviewed the schools' safety protocol, including twice monthly emergency drills at every school and the implementation of a buzzer system that screens those looking to make entry into school buildings. Kuder didn't rule out future changes to security here, but suggested administrators would look for ways to improve. “We will continue to look for ways to upgrade the system if that’s possible," he said to the assembled crowd at Eisenhower Middle School. "There are things the principals and I have …