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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and hearing false rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel.
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.
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.
The Associated Press compared the Connecticut, New York and Colorado gun control measures.