2021 Legislative Session Recap

In 2021 CAGV picked up where we left off when the 2020 legislative agenda was put on hold in March, 2020 due to the pandemic: strengthening the state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) and getting the state to establish an Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Substantive progress was made on both fronts, though much remains to be […]

Please Don’t Let the NRA Sabotage the ATF

The ATF is the federal agency tasked with enforcing the nation’s gun laws and regulating the firearms industry. However, for years Congressional allies of the gun lobby have pursued a relentless strategy to weaken the ATF. President Biden has nominated David Chipman to lead the ATF, but the confirmation is imperiled, despite Chipman’s impressive credentials. Senate GOP Whip […]

Regulate Ghost Guns

Last year, a convicted felon in Watertown used a gun assembled at home by his girlfriend to kill her two teenage children over an argument about him smoking in the house. Last month, a man in Vernon used his homemade “ghost gun” to shoot and kill a Motel 6 owner over a dispute about a […]

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 […]

National Day of Service Food Drive a Huge Success!

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who joined the CAGV Community Food Drive we hosted as part of the National Day of Service. What a great way to recognize MLK Day!  Economic instability, including food insecurity, creates conditions of despair that exacerbate gun violence, as we have seen during the pandemic in Connecticut and […]