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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Connecticut gun control advocates cheer $73 million settlement between Remington and Sandy Hook families

Gun control advocates in Connecticut celebrated Tuesday as the maker of a rifle used to kill 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 agreed to pay $73 million to the families of nine victims.

“No amount of money could ever repay the [Sandy Hook] families for their losses that they’ve suffered,” Jeremy Stein, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence, said Tuesday. “But it also marks a historic moment that shows that the gun industry can be held accountable.”

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