Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said Connecticut’s gun safety measures are working but federal action is needed.
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Universal background checks for firearms sales promised a vote in Senate after House passes bill
Despite tight margins, Senate Democrats claim optimism for universal background check bill that passed the House.
U.S. House approves ‘Sandy Hook’ universal background check bill
WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates celebrated a House victory on a universal background check bill, but huge obstacles remain.
Comey: No regrets over Clinton emails, but he’d rather have been on the CT shore
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday vigorously defended his handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails and deflected Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s questions about whether President Donald Trump was a target of an FBI investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.
Blumenthal presses Sessions on his links to controversial groups
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal provoked one of the liveliest exchanges in the day-long confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, by pressing him on his links to controversial groups who have given him awards.
CT in Washington: Leadership in chaos, gun violence revisited
Chaos reigned in the House Republican ranks after Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was favored to become the next Speaker, dropped out of the race; but there was nary a peep from Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation about that. But Senate Democrats, including Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, were eloquent and forceful in the re-launch of a campaign promoting universal background checks of gun purchasers.