The rent bank program will now provide up to $3,500, up from $1,200, over an 18-month period to families facing eviction.
Shaken by the shooting death of a 3-year old in Hartford on April 10, Bridgeport Sen. Marilyn Moore convened experts from hospitals and communities working to prevent gun violence in Connecticut’s cities.
Lawmakers identified a $5 billion proposal by the Biden administration, and marijuana and sports-betting legalization efforts, as potential funding.
Advocates and lawmakers say it’s imperative to untangle the issue of mental illness from mass shootings and address the real problem: access to guns.
Twenty-six cyclists from Newtown are on their way to take their gun-control message to Pittsburgh.
WASHINGTON – The possibility the Trump administration would allow the use of federal funds to arm teachers prompted Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday to try to block the move through legislation. It may be a long-shot effort, but it’s leading Democratic opposition to the plan.
Students spearheading the effort to reduce gun violence in schools joined teachers and activists Thursday to watch Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sign a law making Connecticut one of only a few states to have made the use of bump stocks illegal.
WASHINGTON — The March for Our Lives attracted thousands of students and supporters from Connecticut and hundreds of thousands from across the nation demanding change – not only in the nation’s gun laws but the makeup of Congress. Organized by students after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school last month, it also mobilized activists who have been fighting gun violence since 20 schoolchildren and six educators were slaughtered in Newtown a little more than five years ago.
A gathering police say grew to about 11,000 included demonstrators of all ages bearing signs that read “Not One More,” “Protect My Students,” and “We Call B.S.” Throngs of marchers standing in Bushnell Park could be heard chanting “no more silence, end gun violence,” and “enough is enough.”
Kalea Barger of Morris, a Wamogo Regional High School senior, is one of hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation expected to take part in the “March for Our Lives” in Washington, D.C., on Saturday calling for tighter gun control and a stop to mass school shootings.
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Students in Newtown capped a day of protest Wednesday as thousands of Connecticut students joined youths across the nation to protest gun violence and call on Congress to act on gun control measures. Meanwhile in Washington, thousands of students from schools across the nation, including Connecticut, gathered on the U.S. Capitol grounds and in front of the White House.
WASHINGTON — The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has opened a debate on whether more states should do what Connecticut was first to do — pass laws that allow the confiscation of weapons from those who are believed to be a danger to others and themselves.
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Washington – Connecticut lawmakers, for whom gun violence has a personal edge because of the Newtown shootings, reacted with shock and horror at a gunman’s attack on a Republican congressional baseball practice early Wednesday. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House majority whip, was among those shot. The gunman, who was identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois, also was shot and later died.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s appearance at the National Rifle Association’s national convention provoked Sen. Chris Murphy to launch a tweetstorm Friday urging people to turn off the president’s speech and reflect on the victims of gun violence instead.
WASHINGTON — On their first pilgrimage here since the election, relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and other incidents of gun violence and their allies asked President-elect Donald Trump to abandon his hard-line stance against gun control. But chances of that are slim.