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FILE -- A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon. (credit: Getty Images)

Conn. Gun Owners Rush To Register Weapons Before Law Kicks In

Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year.

12/29/2013

A woman shops for a gun.  (file/credit: Getty Images)

A Year After Sandy Hook, Support Still Strong For Gun Background Checks

Nearly a year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Americans still overwhelmingly support background checks for gun purchases, a CBS News poll shows.

12/12/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

This Glock 20 was found near Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza's body. (credit: Getty Images)

Religious Leaders Head To Europe To Lobby Gun Execs For Changes

Frustrated by the slow pace of Congress in enacting what they believe would be stringent gun control, religious leaders are heading straight to firearms manufacturers in Europe.

12/08/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference on Dec. 3, 2013, about a bill that would ban plastic guns. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Plastic-Gun Bill Has Dangerous Loophole

While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.

12/03/2013

Newtown Massacre Game

Critics Furious Over Online Game Re-Enacting Sandy Hook Massacre

An uproar of criticism has erupted following the release of a new online video game that allows players to re-enact the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Newtown, Conn.

11/20/2013

A handwritten sign reads 'Pray for Newtown' following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gun Groups Reschedule ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Originally Planned For Newtown Shooting Anniversary

The groups now say they’ll hold the event Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Organizers note that the day after the anniversary is national Bill of Rights Day.

10/15/2013

Sandy Hook School

Gun Groups Declare Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre ‘Guns Save Lives Day’

Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said it’s disrespectful for gun rights advocates to stage rallies on the anniversary of the massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

10/14/2013

The six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is marked in Newtown, Conn. - June 14, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Activists Respond To Navy Yard Shooting

Activists from Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were fatally shot last December, are headed to Washington to again lobby for gun control a day after 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage in the capital.

09/17/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Pascrell Pushes For Higher Taxes On Guns, Ammo

The New Jersey Democrat notes that the tax rate on guns has remained flat since 1955. For ammunition, the tax rate has been unchanged since 1941.

08/22/2013

Starbucks coffee logo (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks Gun Rallies Draw Ire Of Newtown Group

Gun rights groups are staging “Starbucks Appreciation Day” to voice their approval of the coffee chain’s stand supporting gun owners who wish to openly display their weapons.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy looks up after signing a gun-control bill April 4, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Some Conn. Gun Control Provisions To Go Into Effect Monday

Beginning Monday, people can begin applying for new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition. Such credentials will eventually be required to buy ammo, rifles and shot guns.

06/30/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Poll: Republican Challenger Tom Foley Bests Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy

Poll Director Doug Schwartz told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that only 44 percent of those questioned said Malloy deserves to be reelected, while 46 said he doesn’t deserve it.

06/19/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Marks 6-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre; WH Meets With Victims’ Families

In his remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. Blumenthal said now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.

06/13/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Pressures Donors Over Gun Control Votes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks.

06/12/2013

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