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.
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.
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.
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.
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.