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OTR: U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd
OTR: On the Record
Aired:
03/20/2009
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In this episode:

The 2010 Senate race, the current fiscal crisis and AIG

 


U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D) Connecticut will join host Steve Kotchko in studio on the next OTR- On The Record.

They will discuss the 2010 senatorial race, which could involve former republican congressman Rob Simmons; the current fiscal crisis; and the evolving issues around AIG- American International Group, including the government bailout and their now controversial  performance bonuses.
 
In our Notes from the Capitol segment, Christine Stuart of CTNews Junkie.com and Paul Hughes of the Waterbury Republican American will talk about the proposed microstamping gun legislation.
 
Microstamping involves a laser etching on the gun's firing pin, which in turn leaves a microscopic imprint on the discharged cartridge case. This technology has the potential to not only assist investigators at a crime scene, but could also deter gun owners from selling their weapons illegally. The bill which would require microstamping on all new semi automatic weapons sold after January 1st 2010. Four Connecticut gun manufacturers, Colt, Marlin, Sturm Ruger and Mossberg, are opposed to the bill claiming microstamping is ineffective, costly and will result in a loss of jobs.
 

OTR aired Friday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m. and  Sunday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m. It will be rebroadcast tonight at 11:30 p.m.
 
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