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3 Connecticut Democrats are working to reintroduce stricter background checks for gun purchases. (Getty Images)

Connecticut Dems Trying To Revive Gun Control Bill

Three Connecticut lawmakers are urging Congress to expand background checks on would-be gun buyers.

11/02/2013

File photo of the FBI discussing the capture of James "Whitey" Bulger. (credit: Getty Images)

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.

05/16/2013

File photo of Erica Lafferty, left. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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.

04/21/2013

Senate 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reid Invokes Dad’s Suicide During Gun Control Speech On Senate Floor

Senate 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.

04/09/2013

File photo of Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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.

02/12/2013

File photo of a buyer purchasing an AR-15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Background Checks For Gun Sales Soared After Newtown Shootings

The 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.

01/28/2013

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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