Judge Upholds State Gun Law; South Carolina Company Apologizes for Email Ad

Feb 3, 2014

U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello upheld the state’s tough gun control law, while acknowledging that it affects Second Amendment Rights.  He said the measure is constitutional. In response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, State lawmakers added more than 100 firearms to the state’s assault weapons ban and restricted the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines. A lawyer for the plaintiffs said they’ll appeal.

South Carolina Company Apologizes

A South Carolina company is apologizing for an email advertisement that used a police photo of the shot-out entrance to Sandy Hook elementary School where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed. Commercial Window Shield sent the email to school officials across Connecticut to promote a protective window covering. The email said the covering can stop bullets and keep out intruders. Officials in Newtown and other cities and towns contacted the company, which has apologized, and said it wasn’t its intention to profit from the tragedy.

Aid in Dying Exhibit

A new installation sponsored by Compassion and Choices arrived at the Capitol. Each poster features photographs and quotes from right-to-die supporters living in Connecticut.  Compassion and Choices, a right-to-die advocacy group, hopes to gain support for aid in dying legislation. The exhibit will remain at the Capitol until February 14th.

Manufacturing Fund

Governor Dannel Malloy's administration asked the legislature to support the state’s manufacturers by setting up a $25 million fund to help advanced manufacturers. If approved, the fund would be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development.  The money would allow smaller manufacturers to expand to meet an expected increase in commercial aerospace orders over the next several years.