Students Need to Feel Safe

CT News Junkie | Since the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan, thousands of students in Connecticut have been terrorized by threats of violence in school, leading to lockdowns, school closures, and widespread student absences across the state, including in Ansonia, Danbury, Farmington, Greenwich, Hamden, Manchester, New Haven, Norwalk, and Norwich.

The fear and anxiety was made even worse by the school shooting threats that were rampant on Tik Tok last week. 

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We can reduce the amount of Connecticut gun violence

CT Mirror | This week the Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Committee, created by the General Assembly for the purpose of guiding it on the establishment of a commission to reduce community gun violence in Connecticut, heard testimony from the public and interested organizations. CT Against Gun Violence submitted the following testimony, calling for the creation of a state-level, executive branch Office of Community Gun Violence Prevention.

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Opinion: Taking a stand against gun violence

CT Post | Remarking on last week’s mass shooting in San Jose, California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked, “What the hell is wrong with us, and when are we going to come to grips with this?” His unfiltered response is entirely understandable: nine coworkers were murdered by a disgruntled employee who was armed with semi-automatic handguns and high-capacity magazines.

The tragic irony of the situation was not lost on Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), who across the country in Washington, D.C., prefaced her questioning of David Chipman, President Biden’s highly qualified nominee to lead the ATF, by saying, “While we are sitting here, we have a gunman in San Jose shooting down people.” That didn’t stop Senate allies of the NRA from attacking the long-time veteran of the ATF because he supports stronger federal gun laws.

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