Since the shootings in Newtown, a resurgence of the gun control movement is challenging the status quo. Nonprofit organizations on each side of the gun rights issue are battling like they haven’t in years, all trying to shape the country’s politics and win over the American people.
Once again, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put himself in potential conflict with Connecticut’s firearms industry, this time by signing onto a nascent effort by an interfaith group to force manufacturers into a conversation about their role and responsibility in stopping gun violence.
Washington — A year after a modest proposal to change gun laws failed in the Senate, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have switched tactics.
They plan to introduce a bill that would forbid anyone under a temporary restraining order from owning a gun.
An untested coalition of 28 gun-control groups in Connecticut marked the anniversary of a legislative victory – bipartisan passage of a sweeping gun law in response to the Newtown massacre – by promising to protect their allies from political defeat this fall.
WASHINGTON — Riding 400 miles from Newtown, 26 bicyclists hoping to change the nation’s gun laws faced some strong headwinds on their way to Washington, D.C. When they reached the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, they faced even more — of the political kind.
Washington – With Congress opposed to even the most modest efforts at gun control, activist are hoping a sympathetic White House will make gun ownership a public safety issue and pour money into public information campaigns and gun research.