Republican state Rep. Dan Carter listens to testimony before the legislature's Bipartisan Task Force On Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety at the Legislative Office Building on Monday.
(Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant / January 28, 2013)
What do you think?
(Note: This is an unscientific poll.)
More than 1,000 people came to the state Capitol on Monday for an emotional hearing on guns. Some called for a ban on assault weapons and magazines that can hold large numbers of bullets. Others said such restrictions wouldn’t have stopped Adam Lanza from his massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. What’s your view? Will some of the bills proposed for Connecticut, such as heavy taxes on ammunition, prevent killings or protect innocent people? Or not?
NEWS AND VIEWS
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