Gun Control Pitch

President Barack Obama greets police officers after speaking on gun control at the Denver Police Academy in Colorado on Wednesday. (Getty Images / April 3, 2013)

Congress is expected to consider new gun legislation next week, including universal background checks and a federal gun-trafficking ban. Will Connecticut’s new restrictions, expected to pass Wednesday,  and Colorado’s recent measures prompt the nation’s Capitol to act? Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Connecticut’s new restrictions won’t mean much if the measures aren’t national in scope. “No single state can do this alone,” he said. Will Congress follow Connecticut’s lead?


State's New Gun Laws Should Be A Wake-Up Call And A 'Model For the Nation'
Bueiness Insider, April 3

In Colorado, Obama presses for gun measures
Huffington Post, April 3

Despite resistance in Congress, WH continues gun law push
CBS News, April 3