gun control

Governor Dannel Malloy (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Governor: No ‘Appetite’ For More Gun Control In Connecticut

Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut’s governor said he doubts the state legislature has the “appetite” to take up many of the additional gun control recommendations included in a final report released Friday by a state commission.

03/06/2015

Sandy Hook School memorial. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Panel Urges More Gun Control, Mental Health Changes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A panel tasked with developing recommendations to prevent tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is calling for new gun control measures, detailed safety standards for school buildings and a […]

02/12/2015

Rep Auden Grogins.  Image courtesy of House Democrats

Judicial Nominee Opposed By Gun Rights Groups Confirmed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control […]

01/30/2015

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Gun Control Law Arguments

A federal appeals court in New York City heard arguments on the constitutionality of a Connecticut gun control law, passed after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

12/09/2014

File photo of a semi-automatic weapon. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Religious, Civic Leaders Press Gun Manufacturers

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – Religious leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey are joining elected and police officials to call on gun manufacturers to tighten distribution systems and develop smart gun technologies. Bridgeport Mayor Bill […]

11/10/2014

Tom Foley, 2014 GOP Convention (Courtesy CT-N)

Connecticut Gun Rights Group Backs Foley

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s endorsement on Friday from a 15,000-member gun rights organization renewed accusations from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign that Foley would support repealing the gun control law passed last year after the mass school shooting in Newtown.

08/29/2014

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek Broader Gun Coalition

Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation on Friday urged national retailers to take steps to bar guns from their establishments, saying such voluntary efforts could improve public safety and help persuade Congress to pass the gun safety legislation first proposed after the deadly Newtown school shooting.

06/13/2014

An undated photo of murder suspect Elliot Rodger is seen at a press conference by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff in Goleta, Calif., on May 24, 2014. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: ‘Congress Will Be Complicit If We Fail To Act’ On Gun Control For Mentally Ill

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., warns that Congress will be complicit if any mass shootings if they fail to pass legislation that prevents the mentally ill from buying guns.

05/26/2014

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Poll: 53 Percent Of Americans Oppose Stricter Gun Control Laws

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans oppose stricter gun control laws.

04/01/2014

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Facebook To Delete Posts For Illegal Gun Sales

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.

03/05/2014

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