Bipartisan gun compromise crafted by Connecticut senators hailed as historic

HARTFORD — As advocates hailed a bipartisan gun safety compromise Monday that was described as historic, two U.S. senators said the package is still weeks away from final passage.

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, two Connecticut Democrats who were key architects of the largest gun reforms in three decades, said the painstaking work of crafting the final language will continue before the measure can reach President Joe Biden’s desk.

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New Haven partners with CT Against Gun Violence, as residents ‘deserve a better life, free of violence’

NEW HAVEN — City officials announced a new partnership with anti-violence organization CT Against Gun Violence Friday to plan the future Office of Violence Prevention that will strive to help safeguard residents against the continuing violence that affects life for many in the city.

Community Services Administrator Mehul Dalal said, about the mission of the fledgling endeavor, “We know that meeting violence with violence only perpetuates harmful cycles of trauma.

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Danbury community looks for answers after 14-year-old arrested in mall shooting: ‘Everyone in society should be concerned about that’

DANBURY — Mayor Joe Cavo on Tuesday credited the city police department for their quick apprehension of a local teen in last week’s shooting at the Danbury Fair mall, but said the fact that a 14-year-old was able to illegally obtain a gun gave him pause.

“Everyone in society should be concerned about that,” said Cavo in a phone interview Tuesday. “It’s really just a tragic set of circumstances when we’re living in a world where a 14-year-old can obtain a firearm.”

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