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Connecticut delegation pledges to keep push for gun laws

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation say they're energized by the public's reaction to the recent House of Representatives sit-in and Senate filibuster, promising to not stop pushing for more restrictive gun laws.

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, John Larson and Elizabeth Esty appeared at the Legislative Office Building on Friday to discuss the recent actions, all spurred by Connecticut delegation members.

While unable yet to pass legislation expanding background checks and denying gun sales to suspected terrorists, Murphy says five years from now this time will be viewed as a ``watershed moment'' in the gun debate. Murphy led last week's 15-hour filibuster.

The lawmakers are heartened by a compromise bill barring guns to some suspected terrorists clearing a procedural Senate vote on Thursday.

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