SNCJ Spotlight: Some Hot Issues Cool Off, Others Heat Up Even More - Has Gun Control Become Hot or Cold

Last December, SNCJ reviewed several issues we believed would be hot in statehouses in 2013. At the halfway point of this year's sessions, some of those issues have cooled off a bit, while others have grown even hotter. GUN CONTROL: One of the year's hottest issues only became so after we...

State Net Capitol Journal: Gun Groups Fire Back at Gun Control Efforts in Ct. and Md.

After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the state enacted sweeping gun control legislation (SB 1160) expanding its assault weapon ban. Gun rights advocates spent the next year holding protests and challenging the law in the courts. "You have a community...