Metal detectors ordered for Hartford gun hearing - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Metal detectors ordered for Hartford gun hearing

A line of people waiting to get into the Legislative Office Building in Hartford A line of people waiting to get into the Legislative Office Building in Hartford
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB/AP) -

Dozens of people lined up at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford Monday morning in advance of a hearing on gun violence and gun control.

The state Capitol police decided to install metal detectors and now all visitors will have to pass through in order to enter the building.

A large crowd is expected at the legislative hearing on gun violence and control Monday morning, and Channel 3 Eyewitness News reported Kate Rayner said the line of people hoping to sit in on the meeting has already stretched out the door and is on its way around the block.

The legislature's bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety is holding the public hearing to discuss various proposals and ideas for curbing gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton on Dec. 14.

At the meeting on Monday, two survivors of the Colorado theater shooting are expected to speak at the public hearing.

State lawmakers said Stephen Barton and Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent are friends who grew up in Southbury and survived the Aurora shooting that killed 12 people last July.

Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother while she slept in her bed before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed 20 children and six adults.

He then killed himself as police entered the school.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Nacogdoches County girls take down Angelina in KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:19:05 GMT

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>
  • Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 04/19/18

    Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 04/19/18

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:16:25 GMT
    Source: Raycom News MediaSource: Raycom News Media

    La Braza, Lucky Stop No. 5, Pueblo Viejo, Los Potocinas, Cici's Pzza, Dairy Queen, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Donut Express, Chipotle, Walmart Superstore Deli, 1st City Cafe, Brendyn's BBQ food truck, Republic of Fredonia Steakhouse, and Shali's Indian Kitchen on Wheels.

    More >>

    La Braza, Lucky Stop No. 5, Pueblo Viejo, Los Potocinas, Cici's Pzza, Dairy Queen, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Donut Express, Chipotle, Walmart Superstore Deli, 1st City Cafe, Brendyn's BBQ food truck, Republic of Fredonia Steakhouse, and Shali's Indian Kitchen on Wheels.

    More >>
  • Students compete in market goat show in Angelina County Youth Fair

    Students compete in market goat show in Angelina County Youth Fair

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:34:41 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE
    Students who entered the Angelina County Youth Fair displayed the goats they've been raising for the past year on Thursday. Goats were judged on their broad shoulders, chest, their ability to be well balanced from head to tail and their muscle. They were divided into 5 weight classes ranging from light to heavy. Sixth grader Tallon Garcia won in the medium-heavy class of the competition. He said he's glad his hard work paid off. "We built an exercise pen to wher...More >>
    Students who entered the Angelina County Youth Fair displayed the goats they've been raising for the past year on Thursday. Goats were judged on their broad shoulders, chest, their ability to be well balanced from head to tail and their muscle. They were divided into 5 weight classes ranging from light to heavy. Sixth grader Tallon Garcia won in the medium-heavy class of the competition. He said he's glad his hard work paid off. "We built an exercise pen to wher...More >>
Powered by Frankly