Archive for January 27th, 2013

January 27th, 2013

Metal Detectors Installed for Monday’s Public Hearing at Capitol

by Christopher O'Brien

When visitors enter the Legislative Office Building Monday they will be asked to do something unusual—go through a metal detector. The Capitol police have decided to station two metal detectors at the west entrance of the building for a legislative hearing on gun control, which is expects to draw hundreds. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 500 people have already submitted testimony.

The decision was made by Capitol Police Chief Walter Lee on Friday.

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said the idea of installing the metal detectors for Monday’s hearing was discussed by the staff for legislative leaders in both parties.

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January 27th, 2013

Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus Meets

by Christopher O'Brien

In any other year, the organizational meeting of the Sportsmen’s caucus of the Connecticut legislature may have gone unnoticed, but in the wake of the Newtown shooting and new found attention to gun control it drew an audience of lobbyists and media.

The caucus attracted about 15 lawmakers Thursday, including some new members of the legislature whose constituents are interested in outdoor recreation.


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