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January 30th, 2013

Thousands Turn Out For First Public Hearing On Guns

by Christopher O'Brien

By Hugh McQuaid

More than 2,000 people traveled Monday to the state Capitol for an all-day public hearing on gun regulations that was scheduled as a response to the Newtown murders. Most asked lawmakers not to pass stricter gun control laws.

Early in the day, a line stretched around the Legislative Office Building as members of the public waited in the snow to pass through metal detectors set up by the Capitol police. Officers manning the metal detectors reported no unusual incidents and said no one attempted to bring firearms into the building.

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