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Senate Committee Passes Children’s Trauma Recovery Act

Senate Committee Passes Children’s Trauma Recovery Act
Sen. Murray’s Children’s Trauma Recovery Act includes a re-authorization and updates to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), which works with children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences.
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Newtown Families Watch As Gun Legislation Discussion Passes Senate 68-31

Newtown Families Watch As Gun Legislation Discussion Passes Senate 68-31
On Thursday, 50 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative effort, while 29 Republicans and 2 Democrats supported it. Gun control supporters needed 60 votes to block the conservatives.
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Newtown State Rep. Votes Against Gun Control Bill

Newtown State Rep. Votes Against Gun Control Bill
Throughtout the gun control legislation process, when it came to the General Assembly drafting policy, Newtown's State Rep. (and proud ALEC member) Dan Carter went out of his way to stress the need for "bi-partisanship." So much for that.
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Missile Launcher Turns Up in Seattle Gun Buyback

Missile Launcher Turns Up in Seattle Gun Buyback
Seattle police are tracking down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program. The single-use device had already been used. It’s a launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.
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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Announced

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Announced
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday the names of 16 members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. The expert panel will review current policy and make specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention.
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Biden to Discuss Gun Safety with NRA, Walmart Thursday

Biden to Discuss Gun Safety with NRA, Walmart Thursday
Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver recommendations to President Barack Obama on steps to curb violence by Tuesday. The president hopes to announce his administration's next steps to tackle gun violence shortly after he is sworn in for a second term on January 21.
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End of 2012 Saw Fewer Gun Purchases in CT and CO

End of 2012 Saw Fewer Gun Purchases in CT and CO
People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data.
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Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

We found that while legislators in Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, New York, Texas, and Colorado sometimes contemplated tightening rules after rampage shootings, few measures gained passage. In fact, several states have made it easier to buy more guns and take them to more places.
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