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CT lawmakers hope Orlando is a ‘tipping point’ on gun control

The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the state Capitol in mourning for the deaths in Orlando.

WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates in Congress, with Connecticut’s lawmakers taking a lead, are hoping the massacre in Orlando is a “tipping point” that overcomes the deep resistance in Congress to strengthening the nation’s federal gun law. Political points may be scored, but it’s not likely Congress will budge. Continue Reading →

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After Orlando shooting, lawmakers renew push for gun reform

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, center, addressed reporters during a press conference with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty Monday.

Less than 36 hours after a shooting at an Orlando nightclub left 50 people dead and more than 50 others injured, three Connecticut lawmakers renewed their calls for federal action to combat gun violence, including increased background checks, a ban on the sale of assault weapons and a ban on the purchase of any weapons while on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist. Continue Reading →

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