Connecticut Senate OKs gun law overhaul
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy speaking at a memorial service for the Newtown shooting victims in December.
April 3rd, 2013
12:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Connecticut Senate OKs gun law overhaul

(CNN) - The Connecticut Senate voted 26-10 on Wednesday to approve a major overhaul of gun laws in the wake of the December massacre at an elementary school in Newtown.

The compromise measure moved to the state House, which debated it Wednesday evening.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun control • Gun rights
Senators blast NRA for robocalls in Newtown
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut
March 25th, 2013
04:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Senators blast NRA for robocalls in Newtown

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association has "stooped to a new low" in making robocalls to residents in Newtown, the two U.S. senators from Connecticut argued in a letter to the NRA on Monday.

"We call on you to immediately stop calling the families and friends of the victims in Newtown," the senators wrote.
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Filed under: Chris Murphy • Connecticut • NRA • Richard Blumenthal
February 23rd, 2013
10:24 AM ET
1 year ago

Mississippi politician urges gunmakers in Connecticut, elsewhere to relocate

(CNN) - Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited gunmakers such as Colt to relocate to his state from others including Connecticut, where firearms have been a controversial issue since a school shooting there last December left 20 students and six adults dead.

The gun industry in Connecticut is being attacked and "demonized" because of national politics, Gunn said in a letter this week to Colt's Manufacturing Company CEO Dennis Veilleux.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun control • Mississippi
Forget about 'political survival' in gun debate, Biden says
February 21st, 2013
03:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Forget about 'political survival' in gun debate, Biden says

(CNN) - Political risk shouldn't matter one bit when it comes to combating gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden argued Thursday at a conference in Danbury, Connecticut–a city just west of Newtown, where a gunman massacred 20 children and seven adults, including his mother, in December.

As the National Rifle Association continues to beef up its campaign and rhetoric against the Obama administration's gun proposals, Biden warned his colleagues on Capitol Hill not to succumb to the group's power and money.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Biden
Dodd: Media isn't to blame for gun violence
February 16th, 2013
09:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Dodd: Media isn't to blame for gun violence

(CNN) - Chris Dodd, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America and a former U.S. senator, dismissed as "predictable" on Friday the idea that movies play a role in spurring gun violence and instead said the nation's mental health systems should be the subject of attention in the quest to reduce gun deaths.

"It's sort of predictable, in a way, and if you go back over the years, there were people who suggested that comic books were the reason before any of this existed," he said at the National Press Club. "So there's been - if you go back and look at the history, any time one of these things happens, there's kind of a lurching from time to time to suggest that this is the root cause of the problems."
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Filed under: Chris Dodd • Connecticut • Gun control • NRA
Obama to honor Sandy Hook teachers and staff posthumously
February 8th, 2013
05:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to honor Sandy Hook teachers and staff posthumously

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will honor the six teachers and staff killed in the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre last December with the second highest civilian honor, the Citizens Medal in a ceremony next Friday at the White House.

In announcing the honor, the White House said, "the names of six courageous women were forever etched into the heart of our Nation as unthinkable tragedy swept through Newtown, Connecticut."
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Filed under: Connecticut • President Obama
January 9th, 2013
02:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Emotional Connecticut Gov. rejects more guns in schools

(CNN) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy choked up Wednesday when addressing the Newtown elementary school shooting that left 20 students dead, and bluntly rejected the notion of putting more guns in classrooms as protection.

"When it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our schools, let me say this: more guns are not the answer," he said in his state of the state address. "Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher and security should not mean a guard posted outside every classroom."
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Filed under: Connecticut • Dan Malloy • Gun rights
Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting two years ago, visited Newtown on Friday.
January 5th, 2013
11:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown

(CNN) - The former Arizona congresswoman who survived a mass shooting in her district roughly two years ago paid a visit Friday to Newtown, Connecticut, where last month a gunman killed 27 people and himself in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Gabrielle Giffords made the trip with her husband, Mark Kelly. The couple met with local and state leaders to discuss gun control legislation, mental health identification and treatment, and "concerns for the erosion of our societal values such that we are increasingly desensitized to violence," according to Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.

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Filed under: Arizona • Connecticut • Gabrielle Giffords
Giffords to visit Newtown
January 3rd, 2013
07:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Giffords to visit Newtown

(CNN) – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a "planned but not confirmed visit" to Newtown, Connecticut scheduled for Friday, Steve Jensen with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's office told CNN.

Her visit comes after a gunman killed his own mother and 26 people–20 of them children–at a Newtown elementary school before turning the gun on himself last month.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Gabrielle Giffords
Superstorm Sandy aid takes moves forward in Senate
December 21st, 2012
06:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Superstorm Sandy aid takes moves forward in Senate

(CNN) - Senators showed broad support Friday for $60.4 billion in emergency funding for victims of Superstorm Sandy, voting overwhelmingly to bring it up for final passage next week.

The motion passed 91-1.
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Filed under: Connecticut • New Jersey • New York • Senate
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