HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) While a new Quinnipiac University Poll shows a majority of Connecticut voters support the state's new gun control law, there's doubt whether enough has been done to help prevent another mass school shooting like the one in Newtown.
In a survey, 57 percent of registered voters say they support the new gun law, which includes an expanded assault weapons ban and a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines. Thirty-seven percent opposed it.
When asked whether enough has been done in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to reduce the likelihood of a future school shooting, 47 percent said no, while 43 percent answered yes.
The telephone survey of 1,154 voters, conducted June 12-17, had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) A Connecticut gun manufacturer is moving to South Carolina after Connecticut state lawmakers passed stricter gun control laws after the Sandy Hook School shootings.
The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reports PRT Industries will make the formal announcement next week at a ribbon-cutting to be attended by Governor Nikki Haley.
Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus says he's excited about the development. The county council has approved a resolution setting out the terms of the company's move.
PRT's chief executive officer, Josh Fiorini, says the plant will employ 140 people, many of whom will relocate from Connecticut. The move will take place over three years.
The company said it has been contacted by 41 states and selected South Carolina from six finalists.