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 from New London police before submitting her application for a state permit, a process expected to take just as long.

“This is pathetic that…

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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. Those in attendance stood in a circle holding a picture of the victim and shared a little bit about them.

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‘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 president on a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — over the deadly events from Jan. 6. The vote included 10 Republicans joining Democrats.

“I think it’s important he be impeached …

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