Connecticut gun law http://wamc.org en CT Lawmakers Want Gun Registration Law Extended http://wamc.org/post/ct-lawmakers-want-gun-registration-law-extended <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several Republican state lawmakers say Connecticut should extend the looming deadline for when people have to register certain weapons and ammunition magazines under a new law.</p><p><a href="http://cthousegop.com/rob-sampson/" target="_blank">Rep. Rob Sampson of Wolcott</a> said lawful gun owners are trying to follow the law, enacted in response to last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But he said certain parts of the law are "vague and extremely subjective."</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:02:03 +0000 Jim Levulis 80897 at http://wamc.org CT Lawmakers Want Gun Registration Law Extended Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Conn. Gun Law http://wamc.org/post/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-against-conn-gun-law <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a national gun industry group's lawsuit challenging a wide-ranging firearms law passed by Connecticut in response to the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven ruled Monday that the Newtown-based <a href="http://www.nssf.org/" target="_blank">National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc.</a> doesn't have legal standing to challenge how state officials approved the law.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:45:46 +0000 Jim Levulis 79061 at http://wamc.org Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Conn. Gun Law Gun activists raising money to fight Conn. law http://wamc.org/post/gun-activists-raising-money-fight-conn-law <p>Scott&nbsp;Wilson, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, said Thursday that his organization, the NRA and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen are raising funds from gun clubs, gun shops and individuals to help finance a legal team.</p><p>Last week, the General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a wide-ranging bill that bans the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, expands the state's assault weapons ban, and imposes other restrictions on gun owners. Malloy contends package is "on a strong footing."</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:13:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62067 at http://wamc.org Gun activists raising money to fight Conn. law