shootings en Mental health requirements of NY's gun control law take effect <p>Starting this weekend, the mental health component of the New York Safe Act, the state's new gun control law, kicks in. It will require mental health care providers to notify law enforcement officials if they know of anyone who could be a danger to themselves or others. Law enforcement then compares names to gun registration databases, and if there's a match, confiscate guns or revokes a pistol permit. While many mental health professionals are say they are ready for the paperwork, they aren't convinced it will do any good. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:51:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34798 at Syracuse University holds discussion on gun violence <p>There was an almost constant collecting of index cards in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday evening, each containing a question on the issue of gun violence in America. The questions were for five panelists participating in what was billed by Syracuse University as a discussion, not a debate, on gun violence in America. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:15:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33589 at Syracuse University holds discussion on gun violence Cuomo dampens expectations on gun control agreement <p>Governor Cuomo Andrew dampened expectations for a quick settlement on a package of gun control bills, saying he does not have a timeline for agreement with the legislature. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31718 at