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Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Blumenthal, Murphy Say Senate Still Can Pass Gun Bill

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators say they still think there’s a chance to pass gun control legislation this year following its recent Senate defeat.

04/26/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks at a press conference with Congress members from Connecticut and a group of 26 cyclists who rode from Newtown, Conn., in support of common-sense solutions to gun violence on March 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Murphy, Blumenthal to Discuss Gun Control

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are expected to discuss plans to push for gun control legislation following its recent Senate defeat. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have scheduled a meeting Friday […]

04/26/2013

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

File photo of a memorial for the victims of the Newtown shooting. (credit: Getty Images)

Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting are seeking answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.

04/15/2013

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Gun Activists Raising Money To Fight Conn. Law

The National Rifle Association is among three gun rights organizations that have joined forces to challenge Connecticut’s new gun control law in court, starting by raising money from gun clubs, gun shops and individuals to finance the planned legal battle.

04/11/2013

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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