senate rejects gun bill 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