In this week’s Face the State flashback we take you back to 1993 when lawmakers received death threats during the legislative debate over gun control. Governor Weicker signed the assault weapons ban into law, but it did not come easy.
In the report from the archives you’ll see Sunday, Channel 3’s Duby McDowell report on the final day of the ’93 legislative session which produced a host of new laws, in addition to gun control Look for appearances by John Larson, William Aniskovich, Nancy Wyman and others. Wyman talks about a new law that she hoped would help her quit smoking. It worked.
You can watch the entire flashback this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State, only on WFSB Channel 3.
Watch an attorney argue there will be a legal fight over the legality of the new control law:
Watch the gun control debate of 1968: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/face-the-state-flashback-gun-control-in-1968/