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Connecticut Dems Trying To Revive Gun Control BillThree Connecticut lawmakers are urging Congress to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers.
Bulger Prosecutors Want Criminal Checks On Jurors Federal prosecutors in the upcoming racketeering trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger want to do criminal background checks on potential jurors.
Newtown Families: We'll Keep Fighting For Gun Law Some families who lost loved ones in December's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school say they are very disappointed by the Senate's defeat of expanded background checks for gun sales and vow to continue their fight.
Reid Invokes Dad's Suicide During Gun Control Speech On Senate FloorSenate Democrats are approaching decision time on whether they should try to get Republican support for expanding background checks for firearms sales or will follow the shakier path of pursuing the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's gun control effort on their own.
Warren Invites Anti-Gun Activist To State Of The Union Speech U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has invited a Boston mother whose son was fatally shot to be her guest at President Obama's State of the Union address.
Background Checks For Gun Sales Soared After Newtown ShootingsThe FBI says the week following the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting massacre saw the greatest number of background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns conducted within a one-week period since 1998.
Conn. Congressman Urges Tighter Gun Control Following Newtown ShootingU.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.
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