CAGV Hartford Area Luncheon a Huge Success

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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 2013 and the effect of that law, and others, in keeping the public safe.

The audience was inspired to use their vote to stand with those lawmakers who favor common sense gun laws.

First Malloy/Foley debate in Norwich August 27

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 tickets may be available through the candidate’s campaign offices.

For more information click here.


Response to Gov. Christie Visit

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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 “Not One More,” or “I Vote Gun Safety,” or “What Do We Want? Gun Sense!  When Do We Want It?  Now!”

The event was organized by Connecticut Voters For Gun Safety, a political action committee working to help candidates who support strong gun laws.

The purpose of the event was to demonstrate the facts that: Connecticut was disappointed in Governor Christie’s veto of a New Jersey bill passed by their legislature that would have limited firearm magazine capacity to no more than ten rounds; that Governor Christie was inhospitable to Sandy Hook parents who had asked to meet with him before he vetoed the bill; and that the alliance of Tom Foley with Governor Christie, as well as public remarks made by Foley, are  troublesome to supporters of gun violence prevention.

Here are some links to press coverage of the event.

Outside Connecticut Fund-Raiser, a Protest Over Christie’s Veto of Gun Control Bill by Michael Barbaro of The New York Times

Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit by Mary O’Leary of New Haven Register