Pandemic, presidential election, protests spur gun permit applications

The Day | After hearing calls to “defund” the police and wanting to protect herself, downtown New London resident Suzanne Simpson enrolled in an NRA handgun training class last August and a month later began the two-part process to secure her state pistol permit. Four months later, she still is waiting for her local approval […]

Remembering the victims of gun violence in Bridgeport last year

News 12 Connecticut | Friends of the 24 homicide victims in Bridgeport last year (all but three killed by guns), and other concerned citizens, held a vigil to urge people to come together and stop the violence. The vigil, which was organized by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, was held at McLevy Green. […]

‘It’s about accountability’: Many in Danbury area support Trump impeachment

News Times | The U.S. House of Representatives’ vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time was not shocking to some Danbury residents, but still warranted and an important statement to make in the wake of protests that turned violent at the Capitol last week. The House voted 232-197 to impeach the […]

CT officials discuss gun violence prevention at virtual memorial for Sandy Hook School shooting victims

News 8/ WTNH | SANDY HOOK, Conn. (WTNH)– As flags flew at half staff around Connecticut, the memorial vigil honoring the 8th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting went all virtual, due to the pandemic. Hearing the names of the 20 young students and six educators read off every December 14th always brings […]