‘New Haven, we will heal’: Community dedicates garden memorializing gun violence victims in New Haven

The Register Citizen | The New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence, a memorial created by mothers that lost loved ones in the city, was formally dedicated Saturday, as residents came together to mark the hundreds of lives cut short over the decades.

Before the dedication, scores of people gathered in the garden, strolling down the Magnitude Walkway, which features the names of each homicide victim since 1976 inscribed on bricks.

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Blocks From Gunfire, Rally Aims At Violence

New Haven Independent | Activists from throughout the state gathered in Dixwell Wednesday evening for a rally calling for an end to gun violence.

The rally, organized by the group Connecticut Against Gun Violence, coincided with a push for a new statewide initiative — and with the latest nonfatal shooting of a teen in the neighborhood.

Participants pledged to continue pushing lawmakers to support efforts like like the passage of Ethan’s Law in 2019, which requires state gun owners to store firearms safely in homes with minors or face possible federal jail time.

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Rally held in New Haven to honor lives lost to shootings

Eye Witness News 3 | National Gun Violence Awareness Day is this Friday and on Wednesday, the organization “Connecticut Against Gun Violence” held a rally in New Haven to honor lives lost to shootings.

Loved ones say they want to do more to end gun violence than just talking about it. They say they want their communities to take action.

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