Lawrence Cafero Jr. http://wamc.org en Senate Gun Control Vote Angers Conn. Officials http://wamc.org/post/senate-gun-control-vote-angers-conn-officials <p>Connecticut officials are reacting with shock and anger after the U.S. Senate rejected gun control legislation inspired by the school shootings in Newtown.</p><p>State lawmakers recently passed a sweeping bipartisan package of measures including a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines and an expanded assault weapons ban.</p><p>State Republican House Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. appeared stunned the U.S. Senate couldn't pass a background checks compromise. He says "I just don't understand how you could vote no."</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:01:44 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62534 at http://wamc.org Senate Gun Control Vote Angers Conn. Officials With release of documents, Newtown vote imminent http://wamc.org/post/release-documents-newtown-vote-imminent <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;Legislative leaders say the newly released search warrants in the Newtown school shooting help confirm the need for many of the gun law changes they've been negotiating for weeks.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Several leaders said Thursday it was chilling to learn the extent of weaponry and ammunition the 20-year-old shooter, <font color="red">Adam</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Lanza</font>, had amassed inside his home.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:19:40 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60989 at http://wamc.org With release of documents, Newtown vote imminent