Why NRA’s scary “open carry” craze is not about freedom

by Heather Digby Parton for Salon.com Imagine you’re sitting in a restaurant and a loud group of armed men come through the door. They are ostentatiously displaying their weapons, making sure that everyone notices them. Would you feel safe or would you feel in danger? Would you feel comfortable confronting them? If you owned the […]

Gun Laws Matter

Chart from Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, www.smartgunlaws.org The gun industry and the Corporate Gun Lobby have long claimed that we do not need more restrictions on guns. They claim that more guns mean less crime. When we passed our comprehensive gun violence prevention bill in the 2013 Connecticut legislative session, they claimed that […]

Stop In-State Gun Trafficking To Criminals

The following op-ed, written by CAGV Executive Director Ron Pinciaro, was published the Nov. 4, 2013 online version of the Hartford Courant. Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands […]