Monthly Archive for April, 2013

: April, 2013

Newtown mom delivers address from White House

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, from the White House This week’s address is delivered by Francine Wheeler, whose six year old son, Ben, was murdered alongside nineteen other children and six educators in

House passes gun control bill 105-44

Two GOP gubernatorial candidates, outside the Legislature, opine on gun-control bill

Tom Foley of Greenwich, who came within 6,000 votes of defeating Dannel Malloy in the 2010 gubernatorial race, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a former member of the state House of Representatives,

Senate approves historic gun-control bill 26-10

Elected official Political Party District VOTE Ayala Jr., Andres Democrat Senate 23 Yes Bartolomeo, Dant Democrat Senate 13 Yes Boucher, Toni Republican Senate 26 Yes Bye, Beth Democrat Senate 5 Yes

Sources: Malloy will sign gun legislation at noon on Thursday

Capitol sources who should know have said that given the anticipated length of the House debate tonight, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has set aside a noontime slot tomorrow to sign the nation’s most-sweeping

McLachlan to support gun control legislation

State Sen. Michael McLachlan, a staunch conservative from Danbury,  said Wednesday he would support the historic gun control measure before the state legislature. The massacre at Sandy Hook, he said,

Gun industry worried about the repercussions of CT’s historic legislation

Three members of Connecticut’s gun industry descended on the Capitol Press Room this afternoon, including Jonathan Scalise, owner of Ammunition Storage Components of New Britain (manufacturer of rifle

Old Capitol hand, former top General Assembly chairman, says 2013 is nothing like 1993

Michael P. Lawlor of East Haven, former long-time Judiciary Committee chairman who resigned his seat in 2010 to become Gov. Malloy’s deputy secretary for criminal justice in the Office of Policy and

Ex-Marine cites rationale for supporting gun rights

Around midday, Maureen Gard took a break from watching the political process play out on closed-circuit television nearby to remember growing up in Chicago as the daughter of a police officer. Her

Sportsmen Coalition leader admits some in Capitol crowd were intimidating

There was a fair amount of chanting and fuming among gun owners today, starting when the first busloads of casually dressed firearms enthusiasts arrived at the Capitol around 8:45. Lawmakers who were