Newtown board blocks proposed gun-carrying restrictions

  • FILE — In this March 28, 2013, file photo, supporters for gun rights gather outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters in Newtown, Conn. Less than two weeks before the eighth anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, the local governing board has rejected on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, proposed bans on carrying of firearms around town requested by gun control activists who said they were intimidated at protests by armed Second Amendment supporters. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The governing board in Newtown, Connecticut — where the country’s deadliest grade school shooting took place — has blocked proposed bans on carrying firearms around town from further consideration.