Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Talk about gun control is turning into action after some retailers decided to pull guns from their websites and store shelves, and calls for change are coming from many places.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has pulled all of its guns from its location closest to Newtown, Connecticut and has even pulled some of its semi-automatic rifles from its stores nationwide.
Walmart has also decided to pull the Bushmaster AR-15 from its website. It was one of the weapons reportedly used by the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Fresh off his monumental 900th win as a college basketball coach, Jim Boeheim used the final two minutes of his press conference Monday night to talk about something far from basketball.
"If we in this country, as Americans, cannot get the people that represent us to do something about firearms we are a sad, sad society. I'm a hunter. I've hunted. I'm not talking about rifles and things, that's fine. If one person in this world, NRA president, anybody can tell me why we need assault weapons with 30 shots in the thing,” Boeheim said. “This isn't about the President or those people down there, we need to make them understand, show that this needs to get figured out, real quick, not in six months from now.”
Governor Cuomo has called for both action at the Federal and State level. He says New York’s assault weapons law has significant flaws and loopholes.
"Basically grandfather in all magazines pre-94, which to me is just a glaring omission, much of the laws are on the cosmetics of the gun, design of the gun, rather than the actual capacity of it,” Governor Cuomo said.
Cuomo says the most efficient and effective way to cut into the proliferation of guns in the country begins with Federal action.
"I think we can come together in the middle. Senator Manchin, one of the most pro-gun Senators in the country, from West Virginia, big hunting state, has spoken about that and that's shaken things up in a good way around here,” explained Senator Chuck Schumer.
Federal statistics show that most guns recovered from New York crimes in 2011 originated in states with fewer legal restrictions.
President Obama actively supports efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban and would also support legislation to close the gun show “loophole,” allowing people to buy guns from private dealers without background checks.