Study: Gun-permit law cut homicides 40 percent

WASHINGTON — A study of Connecticut homicide rates going back to the mid-1980s concludes that the state’s 1995 permit-to-purchase gun law cut handgun-related homicides by 40 percent.

The study by Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, a part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found there were 296 fewer gun deaths in the 10 years after the law’s passage than would have occurred had it not been approved.

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Gun-control debate rises over domestic-violence protections

When Lori Jackson was murdered last May by a man who police identified as her estranged husband, the mother of two from Oxford had a temporary restraining order in place, prohibiting contact but still allowing him to possess a gun until a hearing took place before a judge.

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Gun rights groups challenge Grogins’ judgeship

HARTFORD — Having failed to get their chosen Republican candidate elected governor, gun rights advocates tried to upend the judicial nomination of a former legislator who voted in favor of Connecticut’s strict gun law.

That effort, too, failed.

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