Guns don’t make us safer during a pandemic

CT Mirror |

And they increase the risk of suicide, domestic violence and accidental injury.

There’s been a lot of discussion in recent days about whether gun sellers should be deemed an “essential business” as the country desperately tries to limit social contact and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus global pandemic. Some view continued access to firearms as essential to protecting themselves against an anticipated breakdown in the social order amid shortages of food and toilet paper.

The important conversation is…

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20 Years Later, It’s Time to Update CT’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Law

Daily Clout |

Connecticut was the first state in the nation to implement an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law, in 1999 following a mass shooting in the CT Lottery headquarters by a disgruntled employee who friends had reported to the police as being suicidal. He was known to have guns at home, but at the time there was nothing that could be done to remove them.

The ERPO measure created a legal mechanism—with due process protections for gun owners’ Second Amendment rights—for anyone to warn the police about

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