Colin Ferguson

Larson, Blumenthal, Among Others, Renew Call For Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

Searching for a way to prevent future shootings like the one in Newtown, some of Connecticut's congressional representives on Sunday called for a national discussion that could lead to a resumed federal ban on assault weapons and other gun control measures.

Some politicians said the fatal shootings of 27 people in Newtown, including 20 children, could prove to be the final straw for some politicians who reflect on the cumulative impact of mass shootings around the country, including the killing of students at Columbine High School in Colorado and the more recent movie theater shooting in Colorado.

Among the most outspoken was U.S. Rep. John B. Larson....