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

First Lawsuit Moving Forward Against Assault Weapon, Magazine Restrictions

In what could the the first legal challenge to the state’s expanded assault weapons ban, and the ban on large capacity ammunition magazines, a New London man is suing the state, seeking to overturn the new law.

04/11/2013

File photo of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo: U.S. Gun Proposal ‘Only Better Than Nothing’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday trashed Washington’s efforts to enhance background checks on gun buyers as “only better than nothing” and said federal gun control proposals have become a victim of too much public debate.

04/10/2013

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

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks on the phone outside the weekly Democratic policy luncheon April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Manchin is a key player in an effort to reach a compromise on gun control legislation by expanding background checks. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Showdown Senate Gun Control Vote Thursday

The Senate’s top Democrat is setting Congress’ first showdown vote for Thursday on President Barack Obama’s gun control drive as a small but mounting number of Republicans appear willing to buck a conservative effort to prevent debate from even beginning.

04/09/2013

President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

At University Of Hartford, President Calls For Congressional Vote On Gun Control

President Obama praised Connecticut’s recent gun control legislation Monday in a speech at the University of Hartford, and assured Congress he’s as “determined as ever” to honor the children killed in Newtown with tougher gun laws.

04/08/2013

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Hear President’s Remarks At University Of Hartford On WTIC NewsTalk 1080

President Obama visits the University of Hartford Monday afternoon to talk about gun legislation in Washington. WTIC NewsTalk 1080 will carry the rpresident’s remarks live, and we’ll have updates on traffic resulting from the presidential motorcade.

04/08/2013

President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promoting Gun Control In Connecticut

President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

04/08/2013

File photo of gun ammunition. (credit: Getty Images)

Laws, Rumors Have Gun Ammo Flying Off Store Shelves

Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and hearing false rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel.

04/05/2013

File photo of a gun shop. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gun Buyer Stocks Up: ‘The Bad Guys Are Going To Get Guns’

Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and buying into rumor mills about government hoarding are purchasing bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

04/04/2013

Governor Dannel Malloy signs a bill prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which contains gun control provisions. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor Signs Gun Bill

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to shocked parents that their children had been slaughtered in a Connecticut elementary school, signed into law Thursday sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the man who gunned down 20 child and six educators in the massacre.

04/04/2013

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