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  • A Little-Known Connecticut Group Works to Oppose Gun-Control Legislation

    A Little-Known Connecticut Group Works to Oppose Gun-Control Legislation
    One of the odd coincidences of the Newtown tragedy is that the headquarters of one of the biggest anti-gun-control groups in the nation stands less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School — almost close enough to hear the gunfire. It's...
  • Blumenthal Wants Background Checks On Ammo Buyers; Giffords Launches Anti-Violence Effort

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to close what he called a "ludicrous loophole" by requiring that people undergo instant background checks when they buy ammunition — just as they must do before they buy a gun....
  • Commentary: Take guns from the hands of shooters

    Re. "Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel," (Jan. 9): Chuck Cassity has the gun issue about as upside-down as a person can. To begin, he cites "the hysterical pleadings from the gun-haters." The only hysteria I've heard is from his side of the...
  • Wal-Mart Urged To Pull Military-Style Rifles

    Wal-Mart Urged To Pull Military-Style Rifles
    Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
  • Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"

    Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"
    Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents

    Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents
    jenwilson@courant.com NEWTOWN -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically wounded in a 2011 shooting rampage in Arizona, met with Sandy Hook Elementary School families Friday afternoon, as a renewed campaign to tighten federal gun laws grew more...
  • 'Gun Free' Zones Attract Killers

    A few things you won't hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown school massacre: •Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media. •In fact, the high point for...
  • Keeping A Mother's Promise

    Keeping A Mother's Promise
    The gravity of the moment that comes with holding your child for the first time — looking into their eyes, rocking them to sleep, allowing their breath to fill your heart, marveling at how nature has taken a part of you and a part of your husband to...
  • An Angry Obama Lashes Out At Senate's Rejection Of Gun Measures

    An Angry Obama Lashes Out At Senate's Rejection Of Gun Measures
    Angered by a resounding defeat Wednesday of proposed gun control legislation that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Barack Obama stood outside the White House with parents of murdered Newtown first-graders and vowed: "This...
  • What's Left For Gun-Control Advocates After Crash-And-Burn In U.S. Senate?

    One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?" That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
  • Jared Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Tucson Shootings

    Jared Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Tucson Shootings
    Jared Lee Loughner, who shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six and wounded 12 others in a 2011 Tucson rampage, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after listening to some of his victims berate him for damaging their lives....
  • Loughner sentenced for deadly Arizona shootings

    Loughner sentenced for deadly Arizona shootings
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison.   U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner on...