Learn where candidates running for the CT General Assembly and statewide office rank in their support for policies that will reduce gun violence.
In the wake of yet another deadly weekend, Congressman Himes will convene a conversation about recent developments in the gun violence prevention movement. Last month, Congress broke a logjam and passed the most significant gun reform in decades. That same week, the Supreme Court undermined New York’s gun regulations. This month, Connecticut’s Red Flag Law was strengthened to keep guns out of dangerous hands. This panel of experts will discuss how citizens can utilize Red Flag Laws in Connecticut, why the Supreme Court ruling doesn’t impact our state’s laws, and where Congress should go from here.
Included in the $24 billion budget passed this week by the Connecticut General Assembly is an unprecedented level of spending of nearly $6 million to fund community gun violence prevention, intervention and aftercare programs. This investment to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Connecticut reflects the hard work of legislative leaders and the Lamont administration, and the support of numerous lawmakers.
Grassroots advocates led by CT Against Gun Violence were also integral to the success, reaching out to legislators and Gov. Lamont by the hundreds, testifying at public hearings and participating in lobby days at the Capitol during the past month.
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