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The 2019 legislative session doesn’t commence for another six weeks, but CAGV is already laying the groundwork for advancing our agenda. At the top of the list are strengthening requirements for storing firearms, and regulating “ghost” guns (the DIY kits for assembling guns at home) just the same as we do all other firearms. Earlier […]

Our nation is once again reeling from the senseless loss of precious lives, this time by an anti-Semitic shooter who used a semi-automatic assault rifle to kill 11 Jewish worshippers celebrating a holy ritual with their loved ones. In addition to the murders, six were wounded, including four police officers, making it one of the […]

SEE WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND ON GUN SAFETY! To protect our communities from gun violence we must elect candidates who have demonstrated by word and deed that they support tough gun laws that save lives. Our grades and endorsements give you the information you need to cast ballots for gun safety advocates on November 6. […]

THE FIGHT TO #StopKavanaugh CONTINUES thanks to the efforts of Senator Blumenthal (D-CT). There’s still time to get your out-of-state friends and family to call their senators. Every call makes a difference! Alaska: Lisa Murkowski (202) 224-6665 Alabama: Doug Jones (202) 224-4124 Arizona: Jeff Flake (202) 224-4521 Colorado: Michael Bennet (202) 224-5852 Indiana: Joe Donnelly (202) 224-4814 […]

CAGV Endorses William Tong (Attorney General) and Matt Lesser (State Senate 9th District) in Primary Elections CAGV has endorsed State Representative William Tong for CT Attorney General and Representative Matt Lesser for State Senate in the 9th District for the primary elections on August 14, 2018. The endorsements recognize candidates running in primaries who CAGV believes […]

Use our web contact form below to email your State Senator and Representative today! What is being proposed? 1) H.B. 5540, An Act Concerning Ghost Guns and the Permit Application Process, will ban guns without serial numbers and regulate those sold as “do it yourself” (DIY) kits known as “ghost guns.” 2) H.B. 5542, An […]

CAGV Expresses Surprise that Public Safety Committee Refuses to Hold Vote on Governor’s Bill to Ban Bump Stocks FAIRFIELD, CT – Jeremy Stein, Executive Director of CT Against Gun Violence, Inc. released the following statement today in reaction to the Public Safety Committee’s refusal to vote on Governor Malloy’s  “Rate of Fire Enhancements” bill, S.B. […]

Gun rights advocates will be present in force. We must show lawmakers that the outrage following Parkland translates to legislative advocacy. The public hearing for H.B. 5540, to regulate ghost guns, and H.B. 5542, to ban bump stocks, is scheduled for 11am, Friday, March 23 in Hartford at the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol […]

In the aftermath of the latest school shooting, citizens know that “thoughts and prayers” won’t save lives. Our supporters—people like you—are asking, “what can I do?” There are many ways to support gun violence prevention, but most important for CAGV is to stay focused on our mission of making Connecticut the safest state in the […]

  As it was for those of us who were alive when JKF or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated, or more recently on 9/11, we remember exactly where we were when we heard the news of the Sandy Hook School shooting on December 14, 2012. The indelible mark it made on our nation’s […]

Fairfield, CT – CT Against Gun Violence announced today the decision of Ron Pinciaro to retire at the end of 2017, after 16 years as the organization’s executive director. His decision was made after careful consideration and discussion with Board President Marty Isaac over the past 24 months. Pinciaro will continue to offer guidance to […]

Fairfield, CT – CT Against Gun Violence endorses Melissa Kane in her bid for First Selectperson of Westport, CT. Ms. Kane has long been an active and engaged local leader for gun violence prevention (GVP). She has consistently been a strong supporter of CAGV efforts to pass strong, common-sense gun laws in Connecticut and at […]

Statistics alone cannot convey the life-shattering impact of America’s gun violence crisis. In this video we share the heart-wrenching stories of survivors.  

Here is a very comprehensive database of gun laws of every state compiled by the Boston University School of Public Health. To see their findings click here.

Tickets are now available for the CT Against Gun Violence 2017 Annual Benefit Luncheon taking place at the Greenwich Country Club on May 4. The Benefit Luncheon sold out the past two years; please click here to reserve a table or individual seats today. We’re excited to have Firmin DeBrabander as our keynote speaker. DeBrabander […]

“What if that person carrying a firearm is outside a daycare? What do I tell the parents who have to come pick up their kids?” –  Police Chief Paul Melanson, Farmington, CT A public hearing will take place Wednesday, March 15 in Hartford for two gun bills being considered by the Judiciary Committee. One will […]

Two gun bills are under active consideration by the Judiciary Committee of the state legislature.  One will improve gun safety in Connecticut, the other assuredly will not. We must let Judiciary Committee members know where we stand. The NRA has already activated its base. Committee members must hear from our side. Please take a moment […]

The U.S. Senate passed today Senate Joint Resolution 14, a top priority on the expanding NRA agenda,  which nullifies the rule that would  allow the Social Security Administration  to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NICS) the name of  individuals who are determined to be mentally incapable of managing their own […]

The San Francisco based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has issued their annual rankings on the strength of states’ gun laws, and again for the fourth straight year Connecticut has ranked second in the nation. Click here for results of all states. For more than twenty years, CT Against Gun Violence has led the […]

  CT Against Gun Violence has issued grades for all candidates running in November’s Connecticut General Assembly races. Where there is a clear choice of a candidate who is a champion on gun safety issues, CAGV has endorsed those candidates. Factors used to determine grades included: voting record, responses to our candidate questionnaire sent to […]

Please join us for a screening of The Armor of Light with a special appearance of Lucy McBath, who spoke most recently at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and is the mother of Jordan Davis who was shot and killed at a Jacksonville, FL gas station in 2012 over a loud music incident. Lucy […]

On Saturday, August 13th, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance and Sandy Hook Promise became engaged directly with the LGBTQ community in a gun violence prevention advocacy demonstration. During one of the hottest days of the year, CAGV enthusiastically stood in support of the community still recovering from  the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. […]

September 22, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, Pond House It’s that time again. On September 22nd, for the third time, we will be holding our annual legislative luncheon at the Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Celebrate the Legislative Victory We Worked on Together We are delighted to have […]

Direct Action Taken by Democrats In an unprecedented action, led by Civil Rights icon John Lewis (D-Georgia), House Democrats have occupied the Chamber through the night to protest Republican refusal to allow a vote on two gun bills: ‘No Fly, No Buy” prohibiting those on No Fly lists from purchasing firearms, and “No check, No […]

First, a sincere thank you to all of you who made calls, sent emails, and posted/tweeted on social media to Senators around the country asking for their vote. I know how disappointing it is to you that common sense bills like Universal Background Checks and prohibiting gun sales to terrorists – bills with large public […]

Thanks in large part to the dramatic filibuster effort of our CT Senator Chris Murphy, a vote will be taken Monday in the U.S. Senate on two important bills:  One on expanding Universal Background checks on gun sales; and one adding those on terrorist and no-fly list to the database of persons prohibited from owning […]

[metaslider id=1558] NEWTOWN — As dusk fell Thursday, a sea of orange slowly swept up Main Street. Working their way past the massive flag pole where the street intersects with Church Hill Road, hundreds of people, all wearing some shade of orange, walked with purpose: putting a spotlight on gun violence and its lethal toll. […]

  Gun violence takes many forms so solutions to the problems don’t lend themselves to “one size-fits-all” remedies. Here is our list of the top ten priorities for attacking the gun violence problem. Smart Guns Smart gun technologies, in which Smart guns, or personalized guns, are designed to be useless unless unlocked by radio signal […]

More photos of the Luncheon can be found here. To view  the presentation of Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, click here. CT Against Gun Violence Annual Benefit Luncheon Draws Record Attendance Number of gun violence prevention supporters continues to grow. Greenwich, CT – CT Against Gun Violence (CAGV) enjoyed […]

The Senate of the CT General Assembly voted to pass HB 5054, An Act to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence, in a bipartisan vote of 23-13. The bill was already passed by the House last week. The bill will require domestic abusers to surrender any firearms owned or possessed within twenty-four hours of service of […]

We are very pleased that HB 5054 An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence was passed late last night by the Connecticut House of Representatives! The bill will save lives by requiring subjects of temporary restraining orders to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of service of the order. Women are at heightened risk when taking […]

“I still see those empty orange running shoes in my dreams. What those two bullets took away. I miss her.” These are the words a friend used to begin the story of his niece’s murder. Rebecca had just broken up with her then college boyfriend. He was a legally licensed gun owner. He didn’t have […]

On Monday night, the Judiciary Committee of the CT General Assembly voted to pass HB 5054, an important bill whose purpose is to protect victims of Domestic Violence. The bill will require domestic abusers to surrender any firearms owned or possessed within twenty-four hours of service of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), pending a hearing […]

Tickets are now on sale for the CT Against Gun Violence Annual Benefit Luncheon taking place at the Greenwich Country Club on May 5 (click here for tickets). The keynote speaker is Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway is an authority on gun violence, recognized by the Centers […]

First, thank you! We had a great turnout for the hearing. Excellent testimony was presented on the bills we supported: HB 5054 An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence and SB 429 An Act Concerning Service of Restraining Orders; And one that we opposed: HB 5597 An Act Protecting Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Restraining Orders. […]

First, thank you for the tremendous response in support of HB5408, the bill that would require persons carrying a handgun in public to show their permit if requested by a police officer.  More than 750 of you sent emails, 134 submitted testimony online, and 40 people showed up to testify at the hearing in support […]

On Thursday, the Public Safety and Security Committee of the CT Legislature will be holding a hearing in Hartford on a very important bill, HB 5408, that would clearly authorize police to require persons openly carrying handguns in public to produce their permit.  Right now, police can only ask to see permits if there is […]

We saw an increase in firearm homicides in 2015 over recent year trends. 78 Connecticut residents were murdered by guns in 2015. Suicides on the other hand declined over recent trends, as 99 took their lives with a firearm in CT. There was also one death for which the manner has not yet been confirmed […]

As in the past, the rankings reveal a strong correlation between smart gun laws and fewer gun deaths—states with the weakest laws, like Wyoming and Mississippi have some of the highest gun death rates in the country, while states with strong laws, like California and Connecticut, have some of the lowest gun death rates. Simply […]

[metaslider id=1412] Thank you all for joining us at the Burr Homestead in Fairfield on Sunday to celebrate President Obama’s Executive Action on common sense gun violence reform. It was a great celebration and a chance for some stimulating and informative conversation with our Senator Richard Blumenthal. Three things you can do keep the momentum […]

This past Sunday The New York Times ran an editorial, Despair About Guns is Not an Option, that identified seven legislative and policy prescriptions that would lower gun deaths and injuries. It’s a useful agenda against which to evaluate successes and opportunities in Connecticut, which is just what we did below. Click here to read […]

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order that will deny firearm permits to those on government watch lists. Those with existing permits who are found to be on those watch lists would have their permits revoked. What is referred to as the Terror Watch list actually comprises a number […]

by Nick Gass   More than half of Americans want stricter laws when it comes to the sale of guns, according to the results of a Gallup crime survey released Monday. Among adults nationwide, 55 percent want regulations to be more strict, up 8 percentage points from 2014. Just 33 percent think things should remain […]

[metaslider id=1294] A press conference to promote a relatively modest gun-control measure became a platform Friday for U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to denounce the U.S. Congress for refusing to act in the wake of high-profile mass shootings like the one Thursday in Oregon or the quieter daily toll of gun violence in the U.S. “Congress […]

[metaslider id=1265] (Photos by Wendy Skratt) We were very pleased at the splendid turnout at our September 10th Hartford area luncheon at the Pond House Café in West Hartford. This was our second annual Hartford area luncheon and we were extremely gratified in seeing how our attendance continues to build. Our special thanks to CAGV […]

Someone in Connecticut owns 179 assault rifles, but if he’s your neighbor, you may never know. Another state resident has 175 of the semi-automatic rifles that can fire 30 rounds in 15 seconds, like the gun Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A third firearms […]

Two years after Connecticut banned the sale of military-style weapons following the Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter, Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has concluded they’re not good for business. The massive chain is pulling AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles off its store shelves, citing dwindling sales, and sending a national message that the firepower is […]

A complaint has been filed with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission regarding likely illegal campaign spending by the NRA’s PAC in Connecticut. The complaint was filed by 5 gun violence prevention advocates including three Newtown residents – Sarah Clements, Po Murray, and Carlos Soto – who were directly impacted by the Sandy Hook shooting. Specifically, […]

WITH one of the highest murder rates among OECD countries—second only to Mexico—America retains its reputation as a disproportionately dangerous country. The number of violent assaults in America is comparable to those of other western countries, yet murders are much more common. The prevalence of guns goes a long way toward explaining America’s terrible record—they are […]

We hope you will join us this year for our Second Annual Hartford Area Luncheon. You can click here to register now. The two topics to be discussed could not be more timely and more important to our cause: Project Longevity is a truly successful program exclusive to Connecticut in its statewide application. No one is […]

In this June 23, 2015 article in The Atlantic, David Frum makes the point, and substantiates it, that, although no single law could stop all mass shootings, smart steps can reduce the threat of future attacks. From, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, is obviously no arch-progressive. His article makes a number of […]

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If we do have armed guards, do they have to be active policemen? It would have to be active duty officers acting in their official capacity, or those who are specially licensed by the state to carry a firearm on school grounds. So they do not necessarily have to be active policemen, as long as […]

We are excited to announce our 2015 partnership with the Travelers PGA Golf Championship “Birdies for Charity” program, a unique fundraising program to get excited about! Birdies for Charity is a pledge-based fundraising program based on the number of birdies made by professional golfers playing in the tournament which runs from June 22-28 at the […]

WASHINGTON — A study of Connecticut homicide rates going back to the mid-1980s concludes that the state’s 1995 permit-to-purchase gun law cut handgun-related homicides by 40 percent. The study by Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, a part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found there were 296 fewer gun deaths […]

When Lori Jackson was murdered last May by a man who police identified as her estranged husband, the mother of two from Oxford had a temporary restraining order in place, prohibiting contact but still allowing him to possess a gun until a hearing took place before a judge. Now, companion bills crafted in response to the […]

When Lori Jackson was murdered last May by a man who police identified as her estranged husband, the mother of two from Oxford had a temporary restraining order in place, prohibiting contact but still allowing him to possess a gun until a hearing took place before a judge. To read the entire article click here.

On Tuesday, June 2nd, we have one simple request: Wear orange. June 2nd will be the first National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and wearing orange will demonstrate that you pledge to: honor the lives of Americans lost to gun violence do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands commit to responsible […]

The Appropriations Committee of the General Assembly has passed SB 650,  An Act Concerning Temporary Restraining Orders. Previously, the bill passed the Judiciary Committee. Now it is on to the State Senate for a floor vote. This bill closes the significant loophole that leaves victims of domestic violence vulnerable to gun violence: The state does not prohibit […]

  To view the 2014 annual report please click here.

The Post and Courier on Monday was awarded the year’s most prestigious Pulitzer Prize for its series about the deadly toll that domestic violence takes on South Carolina women. The Public Service gold medal went to the newspaper for its “Till Death Do Us Part” articles that were published across five editions in August. Reporters […]

CT Against Gun Violence and its CT Against Gun Violence Education Fund is one of the state-based gun violence prevention organizations that is an affiliate of States United to Prevent Gun Violence. States United to Prevent Gun Violence, formed in 2000 by state organizations themselves, is a national non-profit association of state organizations working to […]

The Judiciary Committee of the CT Legislature voted favorably on April 11 to pass SB 650 and HB 6848, two bills that will help protect victims of domestic abuse by removing guns from subjects of temporary restraining orders. The bills were voted favorably out of committee by a party line vote of 22 to 18. […]

 [metaslider id=767] (Photos by Wendy Skratt) Our Benefit Luncheon at the Greenwich Country Club on April 2 was an enormous success! Thank you so much for all of you who had attended. And thank you so much for all of you who made for such a successful Paddle Raise! We would love to have you […]

At the very bottom of this briefing is the actual Legislative Bulletin information on the hearing, but here are the highlights: Hearing is Wednesday, March 11 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Two domestic violence bills are on the agenda as well as a safe storage bill. The […]

We hope that you can join us for our benefit luncheon to support CT Against Gun Violence at the Greenwich Country Club on April 2nd (see invitation below). We are very excited that our keynote speaker will be Michael Waldman, President of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU and author of the authoritative […]

HARTFORD — Having failed to get their chosen Republican candidate elected governor, gun rights advocates tried to upend the judicial nomination of a former legislator who voted in favor of Connecticut’s strict gun law. That effort, too, failed. To read the entire article click here.

Next Sunday is the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. Since then, more than 60,000 people have died in America from gunshot wounds. By December next year, if nothing changes, that number will be 90,000. To read the entire article click here.

A state lawmaker who represents a portion of Newtown is drawing criticism from gun control advocates for comments he made on social media. In an exchange on Twitter last night, Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, said advocacy groups on “both sides” in the gun control debate are responsible for gun deaths. He cited the NRA as well […]

HARTFORD — Commemorating Connecticut’s first anniversary of tougher gun laws, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t mince words on Thursday, loudly challenging the National Rifle Association to support the federal Affordable Care Act and help expand opportunities for mental-health treatment. To read the entire article click here.

Newtown gun control advocates gathered Monday in front of National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters and called on the gun industry to change its marketing practices, reigniting a polarizing debate the day before the annual firearm industry trade show opens in Las Vegas. The activists called on Newtown-based NSSF to stop marketing military-style assault weapons, to […]

STAMFORD — Democratic mayoral candidate David Martin toured Stamford’s police department Monday with District 146 state Rep. Gerry Fox and Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. Martin, who serves on the Stamford Police Foundation’s board of directors, pledged to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns if elected. Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia, who is not […]

One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: “If not now, when?” That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the U.S. Senate after months of elevated hopes by Democrats, based on a […]

STAMFORD — Betsy Stone spent three days volunteering as a psychologist in Newtown after the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an experience she said left her feeling “helpless” until she decided to join the fight for stricter gun control and expanded mental health services in Connecticut. To read the entire article click here.

The Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Public Hearing for this Wednesday, March 11, at 10:30 am at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Two Domestic Violence Bills (SB650, An Act Concerning Temporary Restraining Orders and HB 6848, An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence) are on the agenda as well as […]

Last May, Lori Jackson, a 32 year-old mother of two living in Oxford, CT, was shot and killed by her husband after a court granted her a temporary restraining order. Despite the court believing Lori’s safety was at risk, her husband was allowed to keep his gun. To close the loophole that puts women at […]

Based on a Violence Policy Center analysis of newly available data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, CT now has the 4th lowest rate of gun deaths in the nation.  For the previous year, we had ranked sixth. The VPC analysis also indicates that  states with […]

January 20, 2015 CAGV Executive Director Ron Pinciaro in front of the NSSF headquarters in Newtown.

In the past few years, gun deaths in Connecticut have been in decline. In 2012, there were 115 homicides, unusual because of the 27 Newtown victims. The previous five year average was 94. In 2013, the total declined to 71, and last year, 2014, there were 56. That is a stunning decline of 40% in two […]

This year there were plenty of successes for gun violence prevention. Here’s a look at what happened in Connecticut and Nationally in 2014. In Connecticut Drop in homicides: 2012: 115 homicides 2013: 71 homicides 2014: 52 homicides (Up through December 17th) Successes of the 2013 law: According to Governor Malloy’s office, in the first year […]

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released its 2014 state scorecard, gunlawscorecard.org. Connecticut again ranks second among the states in having the strongest gun laws, behind only California. In addition to the numeric rankings, the  Scorecard, the fourth annual such report issued by the Law Center, assigns letter grades to all 50 states based […]

In the past few years, gun deaths in Connecticut have been in decline. In 2012, there were 115 homicides; in 2013, the year our landmark legislation passed, there were 71, and so far this year, through November, there have been 50. Smart gun laws combined with good community policing programs such as Project Longevity have […]

by Emily N. Fish for CT Against Gun Violence                                        Tallahassee, FL – Three Florida State University (FSU) students were shot and wounded early Thursday morning by a gunman identified as Myron May, an attorney and graduate of FSU who later attended Texas Tech University’s law school. Of the three wounded, two were immediately taken […]

Read, It Was A Great Night For Gun Reform, by George Zornick for The Nation: There weren’t many bright spots for progressives on Tuesday, but if you back stronger gun laws, things went even better than you could have reasonably expected. The big news was in Washington state, where a ballot initiative implementing tough universal background checks […]

Here is a press release from CT Voters for Gun Safety that gives a good summary of the election successes for candidates who support our strong gun laws. To see the press release click here.

Here is the NY Times editorial, Once again,guns, by Gail Collins: It’s evening and a mom is tucking in her baby. Getting a nice text from dad, who’s away on a trip. Then suddenly — dark shadow on a window. Somebody’s smashing the front door open! Next thing you know, there’s police tape around the […]

Fairfield, CT – Last evening, State Representative Dan Carter tweeted that Newtown Action Alliance and Connecticut Against Gun Violence are equally as accountable as the National Rifle Association for gun deaths in this country. Carter tweeted: “Both sides are against reasonable solutions, so they are all accountable for gun deaths – NRA, NAA, CAGV.” Equally […]

Gun rights activists love to proclaim that SB 1160, the comprehensive CT Gun Violence Prevention bill we passed in 2013, signed by Governor Malloy, “doesn’t do a thing” to stop gun violence or prevent another Newtown from happening. A Fairfield man was recently convicted of illegal possession of an AR-15 rifle, banned by the new […]

New poll has Malloy out to surprising lead in governor’s race by Ken Borsuk for Greenwich Post Gov. Tom Foley? Not so fast, according to a new poll that puts incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy in the lead and represents a rather large break from previous measures of the upcoming gubernatorial race. Under a new poll […]

The Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a report on mass shootings on September 24, 2014. The Title of the Report is “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013.” The criteria used to define a mass shooting was when individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people […]

Here is Kate Mayer of Newtown on why she is “Still into this gun thing” and why it is so important that we vote on November 4 for candidates who want to keep our strong Connecticut gun laws. The quality of the sound in this video is not great. The quality of the woman and her […]

[metaslider id=763] The CAGV luncheon at the Pond House Café in West Hartford on September 9 was a delightful occasion and a remarkable success. Guest Speakers State Senate President Pro Tempore Donald Williams and Senator Beth Bye were entertaining and informative as they addressed the audience on the historic gun violence prevention legislation passed in […]

The first debate of the campaign between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican opponent Tom Foley will take place at Norwich Free Academy on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The debate is sponsored by The Norwich Bulletin and moderated by Bulletin political writer Ray Hackett. General admission tickets have all been spoken for but […]

Letters to the Editor explaining why you support strong, common sense gun safety measures are important. Here are a few recent Letters to the Editor that we found interesting: Temi Bova in the Hartford Courant on why there should be restrictions on large -capacity magazines Kate Mayer in the CT Post on why she is” […]

This NY Times editorial, Our Blind Spot About Guns, by Nicholas Kristof, seems to have struck a chord with our supporters: If we had the same auto fatality rate today that we had in 1921, by my calculations we would have 715,000 Americans dying annually in vehicle accidents. Instead, we’ve reduced the fatality rate by more than […]

[metaslider id=681] A crowd of about 200 people came to Greenwich on the evening of July 21 in response to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s visit to appear at a fundraiser for endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. The crowd lined the route peacefully, holding numerous varieties of signage, and chanting from time to time […]

We are very pleased that so many of you have signed our pledge to let candidates know that you will only support those who favor smart, common sense gun violence prevention legislation (if you haven’t already signed the pledge, you can do it here).So to help you understand which legislators supported our historic gun safety […]

A Quinnipiac University poll based on telephone interviews with 1668 voters showed that CT voters strongly support gun safety and intend to support candidates who agree. The poll was conducted from May 1 to May 6. Support for strong gun laws was equally as strong as when asked in June 2013. Connecticut voters support our […]

  CAGV, together with Project Longevity, is presenting two screenings in Hartford of the Documentary film, Shell Shocked: at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church at 3:00 pm and at the Artist’s Collective  at 7:00 pm on May 7. Shell Shocked is a gripping documentary about youth violence in New Orleans.  Project Longevity is an exciting […]

  CAGV, together with Project Longevity, is presenting a Screening of the Documentary film, Shell Shocked, at the Bijou theater in Bridgeport on May 6. Shell Shocked is a gripping documentary about youth violence in New Orleans. Project Longevity is an exciting program that has been working successfully to curtail gun violence in the largest cities […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On behalf of CAGV, we want to sincerely thank our dedicated and generous supporters for the success of our March 5 luncheon. We were thrilled to have a packed ballroom, all eager to hear Colin Goddard, Senior Policy Advocate at Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns, speak of his experiences as a victim of the Virginia Tech […]