The national poll found that 67% of voters believe the U.S. isn’t doing enough to address climate change, a new high since the question was first asked by Quinnipiac pollsters in 2015.
Dem leaders want GOP action on gun bills, but haven’t moved on assault weapons
Democratic leaders responded to the weekend shootings by calling on the GOP to approve expanded FBI background check bills.
Murphy, gun control groups ramp up fight against Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON – Gun control groups, who are among the most active in the “stop Kavanaugh” movement, were helped by Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday as they ratcheted up their opposition to President Donald Trump’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Sandy Hook Promise honors GOP leader with high rating from the NRA
WASHINGTON– A Republican congressional leader who gets high grades from the National Rifle Association gained an unlikely spotlight this week — guest of honor at the Sandy Hook Promise annual fundraising gala here Wednesday night.
Newtown group asks Ryan for action as gun control heats up as campaign issue
The Newtown Action Alliance, a gun-control group formed after the Sandy Hook shooting of December, has demanded House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allow votes on dozens of gun control bills that run the gamut from an assault weapons ban to establishing federal funding research on gun violence.
CT lawmakers lead new gun control push in wake of Las Vegas massacre
WASHINGTON — Reacting to the horror of the mass slaying in Las Vegas late Sunday, and led by Connecticut’s lawmakers, there’s a new push in Congress to reintroduce gun control bills that failed in the past. Though the fate of those bills in uncertain, “there’s a sense that enough is enough,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider Sandy Hook gun ban
The U.S. Supreme Court declined without comment Monday to consider a challenge by Connecticut gun owners to gun controls the state passed in response to the shooting deaths of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook elementary school by a gunman armed with an AR-15, 30-round magazines and high-powered ammo.
Murphy ends filibuster saying two gun measures will get votes
WASHINGTON — Nearly 15 hours after he launched a filibuster to pressure GOP colleagues to allow votes on gun safety measures, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said there had been an agreement to vote on measures barring those on a terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms and expanding background checks.
Connecticut to accept some late gun registrations
The administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday it will accept late registrations of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but only if public-safety officials have a “reasonable belief” the owners tried to meet the Jan. 1 deadline.