background checks en Schumer pushes for gun sale ban for those on terror watchlist <p>While universal background checks for gun buyers proved to be a death knell in the latest attempt to pass gun control legislation in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Charles Schumer is hoping a tightening up of current background checks is on the horizon. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:18:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37109 at Attendance at annual gun show up; organizers cite recent gun control laws <p>Organizers of an annual gun show in Albany say they are seeing bigger crowds this year, due to the recent changes to New York's gun control laws and potential changes at the federal level. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:35:45 +0000 Marie Cusick 32477 at Senator urges middle ground on gun control <p>Gun control legislation is on the lips of many politicians in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.&nbsp; But New York's senior senator says that while he supports some gun control, he doesn't want any legislation to go too far. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:22:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31599 at Senator urges middle ground on gun control