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Wayne LaPierre

Sen. Beth Bye, at White House, Hails Obama on Guns

State Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford hailed President Barack Obama's executive orders to enact gun restrictions since Congress has not acted.

At the White House, Bye listened as Obama outlined the plans to the nation.

“It is important that the nationwide standard for buying and selling firearms is the same: everyone has to be legally and mentally qualified to purchase and possess a firearm, and background checks have to be mandatory for every firearms purchase in America, no matter how many or how few firearms you sell,” Bye said in a statement.

Bye has been among the key proponents in the push for gun control in the state.

She noted that a national...

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