- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gun control supporters are urging Connecticut residents to show support for a state judge candidate whose nomination is being opposed by the National Rifle Association.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence on Monday called on citizens to ask their state legislators to approve the nomination of attorney Auden Grogins, a former Democratic state representative from Bridgeport.

The legislature is set to vote on the Superior Court nomination Wednesday.

The NRA asked its members earlier this month to urge the legislature’s Judiciary Committee to reject Grogins’ nomination, because of her support of stricter gun laws passed in 2013 after the Newtown school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. The committee voted 30-3 in favor of Grogins on Jan. 16.

Other gun control groups also are calling for support of Grogins.

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