Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Last week Connecticut enacted the nation's strictest gun control law in response to last December's gruesome murders of 26 students and teachers in Newtown. President Obama visited Hartford yesterday to rally support for federal legislation. People have strong feelings for and against restrictions on handguns and high capacity magazines. While the topic of guns is in the news, it seems like a good time to show some of the items in the Colt Firearms collection in the Connecticut State Library.
Below is the entrance to the rooms holding the collection. Above is a detail showing two crossed Colt pistols, taken from the wooden seal shown on the wall.