HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State legislators face the task of sifting through more than 100 bills, reams of letters and emails, and hours of public testimony to come up with recommendations for policy and law changes following the deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Three subcommittees of a special legislative task force on gun violence and children's safety have until Feb. 15 to present their suggestions on changes affecting guns, mental health and school security, to the General Assembly's top leaders.
They hope to hold a vote on emergency certified legislation at the end of February.
Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney says the subcommittee focusing on state gun laws is planning to hold a final informational meeting with police and public safety officials on Monday to get more information before it begins deliberations.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!
jprog7 | February 4 2013 1:37pm
Binky, gun control only applies to law abiding citizens. Do you think a criminal is going to lawfully attempt to buy a gun before a robbery, home invasion, or going into a gun free zone? How do you restrict the amount of firearms out there?
binky6567 | February 3 2013 9:18pm
Gun control yes. We need less guns on the street. Do what ever it take to "GET" the guns. We all know you will never get all of them nor should you,,,,, "BUT" we need to cut back on what is out there BIG SUPER BIG TIME !
Add a Comment
Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.