Coalition urges lawmakers to open state Gun Violence Prevention Office

Survivors of gun violence and those working in the community to stop its spread gathered at the Capitol Monday to urge legislators to create and fund an Office of Gun Violence Prevention and to declare gun violence a public health crisis.

Gun homicides hit a 25-year high in Connecticut last year, mirroring national trends. The victims were disproportionately people of color. Of the 118 people who died in a gun-related homicide in 2021, 65% were Black, Jeremy Stein, the executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, said at the rally.

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National Gun Violence Awareness Day sparks rallies, events in CT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – As gun violence and mass shootings are escalating in the country, Connecticut residents are recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday.

A local organization, CT Against Gun Violence, invited activists and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to speak at a “Wear Orange” rally at the United Church On The Green on Thursday evening.

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New Haven and CAGV host community listening session to address gun violence

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — New Haven, like many other cities around the country has experienced an uptick in gun violence over the past couple of years.

“Gun violence we know has spiked during the pandemic, we’ve seen dramatic increases in gun violence in New Haven,” said Jeremy Stein executive director of CT Against Gun Violence.

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