gun violence http://wrvo.org en Syracuse homicide rate at recent high in 2013 http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-homicide-rate-recent-high-2013 <p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:16:30 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 50984 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse homicide rate at recent high in 2013 Turning guns to jewelry to help fight gun violence http://wrvo.org/post/turning-guns-jewelry-help-fight-gun-violence <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:13:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44708 at http://wrvo.org Turning guns to jewelry to help fight gun violence Participants in gun violence discussion say families are key to prevention http://wrvo.org/post/participants-gun-violence-discussion-say-families-are-key-prevention <p>There are no simple answers to ways to end the gun violence that plagues the city of Syracuse.&nbsp; But a discussion called, "Stop the Violence" at the Landmark Theatre last night, looked at the root causes of violent behavior among youth, and how that can lead to answers. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:17:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35139 at http://wrvo.org Participants in gun violence discussion say families are key to prevention Stephen Barton on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/stephen-barton-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Stephen Barton was a top honors student at Syracuse University—he delivered the student commencement address at the university’s graduation exercise last May. He had won a prestigious Fulbright <span class="il">grant</span> to teach English in Russia, but before he could go, he was shot by James Holmes in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater on July 20<font size="1"><span style="font-size:7.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font>. The experience led him to join the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. </span></font></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:23:43 +0000 Grant Reeher 34208 at http://wrvo.org Despite well-publicized shootings, crime rate is down http://wrvo.org/post/despite-well-publicized-shootings-crime-rate-down <p>In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting and the contentious push for new gun control laws in both Washington and Albany, it’s often easy to forget that the United States has been experiencing what some have called the "Great American Crime Decline."<br> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:47:17 +0000 David Chanatry 33086 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/bill-fitzpatrick-campbell-conversations <p>This week the State legislature passed and the governor signed into law a far-reaching set of prohibitions, restrictions, and tracking mechanisms regarding guns, making New York the first state to change its policies in reaction to the Sandy Hook school shootings.</p><p>In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick discusses how effective some of the provisions could be, some possible problems with their implementation, and which ones might be overturned through subsequent court challenge.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:31:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 32077 at http://wrvo.org State Senate approves toughest in nation gun laws, Assembly to act Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-approves-toughest-nation-gun-laws-assembly-act-tuesday <p>The New York state legislature is passing the toughest in the nation gun control laws laid out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Senate voted late Monday evening , and the Assembly is expected to act Tuesday morning.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:36:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31885 at http://wrvo.org