| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:06 PM
A man walks into Cabela's in East Hartford to purchase a handgun, fills out a computerized transaction form, makes a mistake and leaves minutes later — without a handgun.
"They will still sell me shoes or jerky, but I've been advised to stay out...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Newtown school officials appear to have had an incomplete mental health history of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza before he entered high school, according to a draft of a soon-to-be-released report by the state Office of the Child Advocate.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission plans to hold a public hearing in Newtown to give residents a last chance to address the panel before it completes a report on issues related to the 2012 school shooting.
At a short meeting Friday, several...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:14 PM
The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:27 PM
HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The Sandy Hook Commission's final report, now expected in December, will touch on school shooter Adam Lanza's mind-set and what might have led to the evil he perpetrated, but the panel's recommendations for change will come from a broader look at the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:36 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican business executive Tom Foley squared off Thursday in their fourth televised debate, clashing over state employee pensions, taxes, spending and gun control.
In a ballroom at the Connecticut...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Just how long will the ghost of Columbine haunt this country?
This week, thanks in part to a tip from an observant citizen, police in Waseca, Minn., apparently foiled yet another teenager bent on a Columbine-style massacre.
The details of the 17-year-...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
| Jul 16, 2014
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time — mainly the National Rifle Association, which approaches every election with a strategy to oppose everything and dole out money only to candidates who pledge...