Texas Gov. Rick Perry is courting Connecticut gun manufacturers, extolling the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state.
Perry spent time Monday shooting at a firing range at Colt Manufacturing Co., touring plants and meeting privately with company owners and other businesses. Some gun makers have threatened to leave Connecticut since the state passed new gun-control laws this year in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Commuters who manage to make it from southwest Connecticut to New York City should consider staying in the Big Apple all week as crews begin rebuilding 2,000 feet of track following a commuter train collision and derailment.
But that advice isn't coming from New York's mayor. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is urging commuters to consider staying out of their home state to avoid what could be a week of major traffic headaches.
Scott 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.
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."
Municipal officials from across Connecticut are headed to the Capitol to propose changes to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget plan.
Mayors, first selectmen and town managers have scheduled a news conference and meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday.
Local officials are expected to ask the legislature's Finance and Appropriations committees to "do no harm" to municipalities and highlight possible cuts in municipal aid that would result from Malloy's proposed budget.
Connecticut gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and hearing false rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel.
The demand is making it hard for gun stores to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.
The run started in November with President Barack Obama's re-election, followed by the shooting in December of children in Newtown, Conn. That massacre led the president to launch an effort to strengthen federal gun controls and several states to tighten laws.
Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school.
The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the gunman who killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Following hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the House and the Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.
The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, who plans to sign it at noon on Thursday.
A commission reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for Connecticut's governor is recommending universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers, the registration of all firearms, and bans on high-capacity magazines and possession or sale of guns capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading.
The panel also believes Connecticut officials should consider requiring all K-12 classrooms to be equipped with doors that can be locked from the inside and hardware that's capable of implementing a full perimeter lockdown.