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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Wednesday blasted critics of the nomination of B. Todd Jones to be the first permanent ATF director in seven years and said their real motive was to undermine the mission of the agency _ to enforce gun laws.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., has launched another chapter in his continuing diatribe against the National Rifle Association, issuing a report that he said shows “a disconnect” between gun owners and NRA leaders when it comes to gun violence.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Cheshire, whose congressional district includes Newtown, kicked off a Valentine’s Day lobbying campaign to press her House and Senate colleagues to adopt gun-control legislation.
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, gave President Obama high marks Tuesday for the president emphasis on jobs, infrastructure and education in his State of the Union speech.
Painful memories of the Newtown, Conn., massacre loomed over President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. A Newtown audience of honored guests sat high in the gallery, looking down on Congress as Obama urged the lawmakers to enact new laws on firearms.