Opinion: CT budget includes ‘unprecedented’ investment against gun violence

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The time is now to create the CT Office of Community Gun Violence Prevention

The CT Mirror | On a recent Saturday in Hartford, 3-year-old Randell Jones was shot and killed while sitting in a car with his siblings. Later that afternoon, just a mile away, 16-year-old Ja’Mari Preston was shot dead. These are not isolated events. Over the 10-year period ending in 2017, more than 400 young people […]