Gun Control http://wfae.org en Lakes And Rivers Rise, Bringing More Warnings http://wfae.org/post/lakes-and-rivers-rise-bringing-more-warnings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All the recent rain has raised water levels on the region’s lakes and rivers, and brought more flooding in some areas. A flood warning was extended until </span>9pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> across the region – especially at the upper end of the Catawba River basin.</span></p><p>Lake and river levels are up – in some cases above flood stage.&nbsp; Duke Energy reports that Mountain Island Lake is above full pond, Lake Norman is nearly at flood stage and Lake Wylie is above normal for this time of year.</p><p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:57:02 +0000 David Boraks 30834 at http://wfae.org Lakes And Rivers Rise, Bringing More Warnings Mecklenburg Sheriff Unconvinced On Many Gun Restrictions http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-sheriff-unconvinced-many-gun-restrictions <p>Groups representing police chiefs and sheriffs from major U.S. cities and counties were in Washington for meetings this week.&nbsp; Like the rest of the country, those law enforcement leaders are divided on recent proposals for reducing gun violence.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey attended the meetings, and he spoke with WFAE's Mark Rumsey.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:35:45 +0000 Mark Rumsey 20546 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg Sheriff Unconvinced On Many Gun Restrictions Foxx Wants To Know If CMPD Gun Purchases Aid Gun Lobby http://wfae.org/post/foxx-wants-know-if-cmpd-gun-purchases-aid-gun-lobby <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mayor Anthony Foxx says he's met twice recently with Vice President Joe Biden on the topic of gun control and this he week signed a letter with other mayors supporting tougher firearms laws. But Foxx also wonders if the city may be inadvertently helping to fund the push <em>against </em>gun control. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:48:59 +0000 Julie Rose 20357 at http://wfae.org Foxx Wants To Know If CMPD Gun Purchases Aid Gun Lobby Gaston Commissioners Want Gun Permit Records Secret; Approve Resolution http://wfae.org/post/gaston-commissioners-want-gun-permit-records-secret-approve-resolution <p></p><p>Gaston County Commissioners voted 6-0 Thursday night in support of a resolution that calls for the General Assembly to make gun permit records secret. Commissioner Tracy Philbeck says the resolution was in response to news outlets publishing gun permit information after the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut.</p><p>"I'm a strong proponent of government transparency," Philbeck says. "At the same time, I think the press, in a lot of cases, have used the freedom of information act to bring forth an anti-gun agenda to criminalize those that own a gun."</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:01:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20176 at http://wfae.org In Gun Debate, Don't Count On Pols To Seek Common Ground http://wfae.org/post/gun-debate-dont-count-pols-seek-common-ground <p>With the president’s announcement of gun control <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/gun-advocates-shrug-at-obamas-executive-actions-86329.html?ml=po_r">proposals</a>, the divisive battle has re-emerged even when the nation tries to comprehend the horrors of Sandy Hook Elementary.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:14:33 +0000 Michael Bitzer 20056 at http://wfae.org In Gun Debate, Don't Count On Pols To Seek Common Ground