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Families of Newtown shooting victims at the state Capitol, asking legislators to change the law to ensure photos from the school could be kept private, along with recordings of 911 calls and other documents. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Six months after the Newtown school shooting, the tragedy will be marked with a moment of silence, the reading of thousands of names of gun violence victims and calls around the […]

06/14/2013

Mayor Pedro Segarra ((John Silva/WTIC Photo)

Hartford Announces Gun Buy-Back

Once again, officials in Hartford are sponsoring a gun buyback program.

05/17/2013

Providence, Rhode Island (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Lawmaker Suggests Gun Companies Relocate To His State

A Rhode Island state lawmaker is inviting firearms manufacturers to relocate to Rhode Island from other states he says are “hostile” to gun owners’ rights.

04/09/2013

Shortly after debate on a gun control bill began in the state Senate, there was shouting in the halls outside the chamber.  State Capitol Police responded. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Gun Bill Passes State Senate

The state Senate voted 26-10 to approve wide-ranging legislation in response to last year’s deadly school shooting in Newtown, including gun control measures that ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines and 100 weapons that previously had been legal.

04/03/2013

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President Will Visit Hartford To Talk About Gun Regulation

President Obama will be in Connecticut next week to “continue the conversation with the American people about guns,” according to a spokesman in the White House Press Office.

04/02/2013

File photo of guns. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New London Concludes Gun Buyback

The New London Police Department concluded its Gun Buyback program Sunday. During this four-day event the department exchanged firearms for gift cards. The funds for this program were provided by donations from private citizens and […]

03/10/2013

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

Newtown Shootings Prompt Debate Over Guns In R.I.

Proposals to ban semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines and impose a $100-per-gun fee to register a firearm with police are all under consideration as state lawmakers in Rhode Island prepare for a major gun policy debate following the elementary school massacre in Connecticut.

03/03/2013

Governor Dannel Malloy (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Malloy Says He’ll Unveil His Own Gun LegislationThursday

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is planning to unveil his plans to toughen Connecticut gun control laws, frustrated by the pace of the General Assembly’s efforts to address the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/20/2013

(Brendan  Hoffman (Getty Images)

Some Victims Of Gun Violence To Attend President’s Speech; Some Decline

Twenty-two House members are bringing people affected by gun violence to Tuesday’s State of the Union address, according to Rep. Jim Langevin.

02/11/2013

Newington map

Mom Arrested In Fight At Chuck E. Cheese

Newington police say a Middletown woman faces charges after she allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun during an argument with another woman at the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike about 8:00 Monday evening.

02/05/2013

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