Updated at 7:30 p.m.
Connecticut Democrats were among the first to renew calls for Congress to act on gun control after a mass shooting in Las Vegas late Sunday left at least 59 dead and more than 500 wounded. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — In this baseball game, the victorious team gave a member of the losing team the winner’s trophy. The Congressional Baseball Game, played 36 hours after a gunman’s attack on Republican lawmakers at their baseball practice, was an effort at unity and an act of defiance in the wake of the shooting. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told reporters in Hartford that the shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others “is a reason why we need, quite frankly, and I’ll say it, saner gun laws in America. I’m thankful no one has lost their life.” The Newtown Action Alliance also made a new call for stricter gun laws. Continue Reading →
Updated at 3 p.m.
Washington – Connecticut lawmakers, for whom gun violence has a personal edge because of the Newtown shootings, reacted with shock and horror at a gunman’s attack on a Republican congressional baseball practice early Wednesday. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House majority whip, was among those shot. The gunman, who was identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois, also was shot and later died. Continue Reading →