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The state of gun reform in Connecticut and beyond

A semiautomatic riffle with a high-capacity magazine.
Rich Pedroncelli
A federal appeals court upheld the core parts of gun control laws in New York and Connecticut that ban semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.

There have been more than 80 mass shootings in the U.S. so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. But gun violence isn’t just limited to mass shootings. Every day, hundreds of Americans are shot in murders, suicides, and more.

In Connecticut, there are some of the strongest gun laws in the U.S., yet gun violence continues to rock communities across the state. While Governor Ned Lamont has put forward a comprehensive and ambitious gun safety agenda, Second Amendment groups are already pushing back. This hour, we examine the state of gun reform in Connecticut and at the federal level.

Plus, in the coming weeks, thousands of Nutmeggers — especially low-income residents — are expected to lose Medicaid coverage if they don’t act soon.


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Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public where she provides editorial support for the station’s talk shows and podcasts, including the limited series 'In Absentia'.
Frankie Graziano is the host of The Wheelhouse, focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.