gun control

Craig LeMoult

Gun rights activists and gun control supporters are at odds over a bill that would compel Connecticut individuals to produce their permit to carry a firearm at the request of police.

The Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen is opposing the legislation, telling members of the legislature's Public Safety Committee Thursday the bill infringes on gun owners' constitutional rights.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The gun control measures a tearful President Barack Obama announced Tuesday would not have prevented the slaughters of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, or 14 county workers at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California.

Recalling Newtown, Obama Announces Executive Actions On Gun Control

Jan 5, 2016
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama announced new executive actions on Tuesday aimed at tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Several members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are among a group of federal lawmakers that met with President Barack Obama on Monday about his executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws.

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said he’ll sign an executive order that will ban people on the federal watch lists from getting a permit to purchase firearms in the state.  

Connecticut would be the first state in the nation to impose this type of ban.