Grace Baptist Church is planning to give away a free AR-15 assault rifle during a raffle event later this month as part of a bid to entice hunters and gun owners to attend worship at the upstate New York church.
As the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting approaches, the massacre that helped spark a national gun control debate also generated another trend – record-setting fundraising by the National Rifle Association.
Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.
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.
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.
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.
Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.
Some parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws Monday at a legislative hearing that revealed a sharp divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.
A gun range has banned a Vermont police department from training there in protest to the city council drafting legislation to ban assault-style firearms.
Thursday afternoon on WTIC NewsTalk 1080, John Rowland talked with two-time candidate for Attorney General, Martha Dean, about an internet link she posted to a controversial video on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Hear the full interview here: