NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for tighter background checks before gun sales in Washington
NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference to call for legislation requiring tighter background checks for nearly every gun transaction on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 15, 2011. From left are, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., said she will undergo treatment for lung cancer this summer.
As legislation to help curb gun violence wends through the U.S. Congress, several states and communities are taking their own action -- some that would enhance gun control, some which would do away with control measures and some that would require households to have handguns.
The U.S. Senate is likely to move gun control legislative proposals piecemeal, rather than comprehensively, possibly beginning next month, Politico reported.
Some Democrats pushed for stricter gun-control laws after the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting in which 12 people were killed and 58 injured.
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., said Sunday she has reintroduced a bill in Congress designed to require background checks for purchasers at gun shows.
President George W. Bush has signed federal legislation mandating tighter screening of U.S. gun buyers.
Hempstead, N.Y., Mayor James Garner says he will try to oust veteran Democrat U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in the Nov. 2004 election.
Today is a "date that will live in infamy." On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid, which lasted a little more than an hour, killed nearly 3,000 people and nearly destroyed the entire U.S. Paci
The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 2-8.
Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.