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Blumenthal, Murphy host inaugural constituent coffee in the Capitol

Among coffee drinkers at the Blumenthal-Murphy fest were some Connecticut teachers who are in town to attend a conference of the Network of Educators in Science and Technology, affiliated with MIT. They included Kristen Ann Record, a physics teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford; Avi Ornstein of Hartford; Ernie Smoker, a physics teacher at  

The NRA, unvarnished

The National Rifle Association has more in common with the White House and Congress than you think. Its switchboard has been overwhelmed since the Dec. 14 massacre at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. So much so that the organization’s lobbying arm recorded this very telling greeting for its callers: “Your call is very important to  
Categories: General, gun laws, guns, Newtown, NRA

Newtown witnesses testify powerfully at assault-weapons ban hearing

Continuing coverage of the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Sen. Feinstein’s proposed assault-weapons ban: The crowd at the hearing, boisterous at other times, was utterly hushed as Newtown’s Neil Heslin, father of 6-year-old Newtown victim Jesse Heslin, testified, the father’s grief pouring across the room like a tsunami wave. Most of the Republican members of the  
Categories: gun laws, guns, Newtown

President Obama responds to petitions calling for gun control, says he believes in second amendment

“I can’t do it alone. I need your help,” Obama told Americans who signed the petitions demanding that the White House tackle the issues of gun control and mental health care.

Lead by key angel investor, Silicon Valley flexes clout in gun debate

What would happen if Silicon Valley’s social media, start-up and high tech insiders begin marshaling brainpower and collective clout for tougher gun controls in the wake of the tragic Newtown shootings? We may soon find out, thanks to a new effort headed by San Francisco Bay Area angel investor Ron Conway – who hit on […]
Categories: General, Newtown, Ron Conway

In the aftermath of Newtown shooting, Rick Perry warns about a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ for gun control

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to a Tea Party gathering, warned about “a knee-jerk reaction” from the federal government to the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, reports NBC. “One of the things that I hope we don’t want to see from the federal government is a knee-jerk reaction from Washington, D.C., when there is an […]

As nationwide debate about gun control heats up, NRA goes silent (updated)

The National Rifle Associated, NRA, has stayed silent ever since the news of Friday’s events broke.

Rep. Gohmert says teachers packing heat — not gun control — is the way to go

“And to face facts are that every time guns have been allowed, concealed-carry has been allowed, the crime rate has gone down,” said Gohmert.

Rush Limbaugh: Liberals already hatching a plan to blame Newtown shooting on conservatives, Republicans

Even as details about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting are still emerging, Rush Limbaugh claims that the shooting will be used by liberals to attack conservatives, second amendment and Republicans, reports Real Clear Politics. “It is terrible, incomprehensible but I’m going to tell you something – as we sit here at this very moment, […]

Latest updates from the deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut (Updated)

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