The Supreme Court will either put an end to a ground-breaking suit against a gun maker, or allow family members of Sandy Hook shooting victims to continue their lawsuit against Remington in a Connecticut court.
For years, Democrats running for the White House have avoided talking about gun control. Not anymore.
Connecticut lawmakers want to make sure it’s clear that federal funds can’t be used to arm teachers.
WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates celebrated a House victory on a universal background check bill, but huge obstacles remain.
WASHINGTON – A federal commission created after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, recommends rescinding Obama-era policy aimed at reducing racial discrimination when students are disciplined and offered little on gun control.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks and similar devices “that turn legal weapons into machine guns.” But proponents of stricter federal gun regulations, including Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, are skeptical of Trump’s initiative.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who represents Newtown in Congress, on Thursday was the latest lawmaker to introduce a bill aimed at curbing gun deaths. Although the number of bills in Congress that would tighten regulations on firearms is growing, there’s no indication the political climate on Capitol Hill is becoming more favorable to gun control, even after the Las Vegas massacre.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s appearance at the National Rifle Association’s national convention provoked Sen. Chris Murphy to launch a tweetstorm Friday urging people to turn off the president’s speech and reflect on the victims of gun violence instead.
In case there were any doubts about the NRA’s noble political arguments for expansive gun rights, the gun lobby’s embrace of Donald Trump should sweep them away. The NRA always reminds us that it puts ‘freedom first,’ but in truth, it cares not a whit about our democracy and basic rights; its only concern is to expand the gun market, at any cost. What’s more, in sticking by the disastrous and openly racist Trump campaign, the NRA risks alienating itself and its agenda—perhaps fatally.
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Chris Murphy’s impassioned, prime time speech on gun control Wednesday helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation.
WASHINGTON – Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis was the face of the unprecedented uprising by House Democrats seeking votes on gun control measures, but it was Rep. John Larson who was the behind-the-scenes planner of the insurrection and who kept it on course for more than 16 hours.
WASHINGTON – While Hillary Clinton is asking Connecticut residents for votes in Tuesday’s primary election, she also plans to ask them for some campaign cash at a fundraiser Sunday hosted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of the Connecticut congressional delegation in Stamford.
Washington – Hillary Clinton’s visit to Connecticut Thursday to boost a campaign in Connecticut that has strongly relied on dozen of events headlined by supporters who’ve acted as surrogates for the candidate
WASHINGTON — In what is becoming a spring ritual, “Team 26” a group of cyclists, arrived here from Newtown Tuesday to honor victims of gun violence – and participate in a bit of Congress bashing.
WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be one of the most notable guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, sitting with Michelle Obama.