‘Their greatness was stolen from us’: CT gun violence victims, including from Sandy Hook, remembered

News Times | A Monday morning vigil to honor Connecticut gun violence victims on the eighth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was not just about remembrance — it was a call to action.

Since the 2012 massacre of 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook, about 300,000 people in the United States have been killed by guns, said Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, which hosted the Facebook Live vigil.

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Analysis: What 10 years of gun death data shows in CT

CT Post | Experts have noticed — and are trying to address — a growing number of suicides among older people.

Connecticut’s gun deaths have remained relatively steady in the years since high-profile legislation was passed after the Sandy Hook school shooting, with the state’s big cities still hot spots for slayings and suicides among older people revealing a troublesome trend.

The overall number of people killed by guns…

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Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court met with hope and dread in Connecticut

Hartford Courant | As the mother of a transgender teen, Edith Barrett of Hartford watched Amy Coney Barrett’s ascension to the U.S. Supreme Court with rising apprehension.

“There’s a great fear that we’ll go back to a time that was horrible for LGBT people, when people could be fired from their job because they married someone of the same gender,” said Edith Barrett, a former board member of PFLAG’s Hartford chapter (and no relation to the new justice.)

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