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CT lawmakers, officials hold press conference for Gun Violence Prevention Month


Connecticut lawmakers will get together on Wednesday to mark June as Gun Violence Prevention Month. 

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, along with state representatives, are calling for a debate and vote on universal background check legislation. 

Related: Political leaders gathering in Newtown for rally on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

The bill would expand federal background checks to the sale of all firearms by private sellers. 


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