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Capitol Visitors Will Pass Through Metal Detector Monday

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Metal Detectors (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Metal Detectors (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Metal detectors are scheduled to make a rare appearance at the Connecticut state Capitol complex.

The chief of the state Capitol Police has decided to require all visitors entering Monday’s legislative hearing on gun violence and gun control measures to first pass through a metal detector.

Jim Tracy, executive director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, said Friday that Chief Walter Lee decided Monday’s hearing “was more sensitive than others taking place.”

The gun violence prevention working group of the legislature’s Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety is holding a public hearing Monday morning at the Legislative Office Building on various proposals and  ideas for curbing gun violence in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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