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Chris Murphy

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  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Resistance Looms To Newtown Bills; Lobbyists Already Hired

     Resistance Looms To Newtown Bills; Lobbyists Already Hired
    When state lawmakers opened the 2013 General Assembly session Wednesday, the State Capitol rang with commitment for measures about gun control and other issues raised by the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Emotions were raw — the governor...
  • Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions

    Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions
    General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
  • Obama's Words Resonate In State Whose Tragedy Prompted Them

    President Barack Obama's landmark proposals to reduce gun violence echoed loudly through the state whose tragedy prompted them: Connecticut citizens and political leaders reacted mostly with praise, although gun owners said that the measures would...
  • 27 Dead, Including 18 Children, At Sandy Hook School Shooting In Newtown

    Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press. Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant.  Many of the...
  • 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, At Sandy Hook School Shooting In Newtown

    Twenty-seven people, including 20 children, are dead after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant.  The shootings at the school took place in two rooms, one of...
  • NRA Response Comes Under Attack

    NRA Response Comes Under Attack
    The National Rifle Association's response Friday to the Newtown school massacre — a proposal to post armed police officers in every school in the country — failed to impress many in Connecticut on a day when funerals were still being held...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
  • A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown

    A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown
    Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America. It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
  • Senator Urges Federal Probe Into Abuse, Neglect Of Developmentally Disabled

    Senator Urges Federal Probe Into Abuse, Neglect Of Developmentally Disabled
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for a nationwide investigation into the "alarming number of deaths and cases of abuse" of developmentally disabled individuals at government-financed residential facilities. Murphy sent a letter to the inspector general...