Close-up of the plaque in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday. He was 73. Following the shooting of Reagan in Washington that left Brady partially paralyzed, he became one of the nation's most prominent gun-control advocates
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Connecticut gun control advocates say the death of former Reagan White House Press Secretary James Brady is a sad day for their movement.
Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret. The show was Wednesday night at Summer Theater of New Canaan.
Playwright, composer and director Liz Swados says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.
Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are urging national retailers to voluntarily take steps to reduce gun violence by barring guns from their establishments. The lawmakers made the call on Friday at the state Capitol in Hartford.
The gun control organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence said on Thursday it’s creating a political action committee to raise money to help state politicians. The move comes on the one year anniversary of Connecticut passing one of the toughest gun control laws in the country.