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State Agency Offers Advice To Gun, Magazine Owners

Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable.

03/15/2014

National Shlooting Sports Foundation National Shlooting Sports Foundation (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gun Rights Group Severs Ties With Gun Show Organizer

A national gun rights lobbying group based in Connecticut has severed ties with a gun show organizer over the company’s decision to restrict sales of assault weapons at an unrelated event earlier this year.

05/10/2013

Lynn and Chris McDonnell, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Families Join Biden, Bloomberg In Call For Assault Weapons Ban

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York’s City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

03/21/2013

Jubar Holley (Courtesy State Division of Criminal JKustice)

Dozens Of Firearms, Including Three Assault Weapons, Seized In East Hartford

An East Hartford man faces numerous weapons charges and is held in lieu of $2.5 million dollars bond after he was arrested following seizure of more than three dozen firearms, including three assault weapons, at his home.

03/15/2013

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Q Poll Survey On Gun Laws

A new Quinnipiac University Poll of Connecticut voters says support in the state for universal background checks for gun owners shows higher support than for any issue in the twenty years the poll has been conducting surveys in the state.

03/06/2013

Neil Heslin before Senate Judiciary Committee (Alexc Wong/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Dad Begs Judiciary Committee To Ban Assault Weapons

Fighting tears, the father of one of the first graders slain in the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting is begging the Senate Judiciary Committee to ban assault weapons.

02/27/2013

Neil Heslin, before Senate Judiciary Committee (Courtesy U.S. Senate)

Newtown Families On Hand As Senate Committee Discusses Ban On Assault Weapons

Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons makes a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.

02/27/2013

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Senate Panel Hearing From Newtown Father, Doctor On Assault Weapons Ban

Heslin is set to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in support of legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban assault weapons.

02/27/2013

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Governor Outlines Gun Safety Proposals

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday called for immediately banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expanding the state’s assault weapons ban.

02/21/2013

One of the signs in Newtown showing support for the community following Friday's horrific school shooting. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Congressman Urges Tighter Gun Control Following Newtown Shooting

U.S. Rep. John Larson of Connecticut is calling on Congress to ban assault weapons and take other action to reduce gun violence in the wake of the deadly rampage at an elementary school in his state.

12/15/2012

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