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Federal Judge Upholds Connecticut Gun Control Law

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge upheld Connecticut's gun control law on Thursday, saying the sweeping measure is constitutional even as he ac...

State's Gun Owners Rush To Register Firearms Ahead Of New Laws

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

Connecticut Governor Vilifies Wayne LaPierre

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy appeared on CNN's 'State Of The Union' on Sunday to discuss, among other things, NRA President Wayne LaPierre. He ...

GOP Rep To 'Persecuted' Gun Owners: 'Come To Texas!!!'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

One day after Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed a comprehensive gun control package into law, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) invited all gun ow...

Gun Control Finds Unlikely Savior Close To GOP Heart

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Let's hear a round of applause for the Founding Fathers, those dead white men whom conservatives love to lionize. Had it not been for th...

Christina Wilkie

Connecticut Passes Nation's Strictest Gun Control Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both houses of the Connecticut legislature passed some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation Wednesday night and early Thursda...

State Passes Nation's Strictest Gun Control Law

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law in response to Newtown school shooting....

Sweeping Gun Control Law Expected To Be Approved

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut's Senate on Wednesday approved sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large-capacity magazines, a response to la...

Rally Draws Thousands Following Tragedy

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Thousands of people, including some first-time activists moved by the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, rallied at C...

Saki Knafo

Sandy Hook Parent: Assault Weapon Right 'Second To The Right Of My Son To His Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

Dave Wheeler, whose son Benjamin died at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, quoted a founding father at a public hearing in Newtown, Conn., on Wednesda...

Connecticut Lawmakers Turn To Mental Health After Bitter Gun Control Debate

John Rudolf | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
John Rudolf

After a bitterly contentious and emotional hearing on gun control yesterday -- the first since 20 children and six educators were gunned down at Sandy...

Gun-Rights Supporters Heckle Newtown Shooting Victim's Father At Hearing

John Rudolf | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
John Rudolf

Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son was among the 20 children gunned down by Adam Lanza in a Connecticut elementary school classroom last month, went to...

Saki Knafo

Connecticut's Bipartisan Gun Violence Task Force Attracts Criticism From Gun Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

In Connecticut, the legislature's new gun-violence task force plans to put its recommended proposals to an early vote in February, while the state's p...

Members Of Connecticut State Legislature Set To Discuss Gun Control Today

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

If the pro-gun-control members have their way, Connecticut's new gun laws could end up looking a lot like the tough new bill that just passed in New York.

Can Connecticut's Bipartisan Support For Gun Control Set An Example For The Nation?

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

Connecticut was the birthplace of the firearms industry in America, and it remains the country's seventh-largest producer firearms. But in the wake of the Newtown shooting, there is talk of bipartisan support in the Connecticut legislature for tougher gun laws.