Opinion: Building a gun safety majority

Opinion: Building a gun safety majority

Image 1 of 3 Illustration for domestic violence column Connecticut has some of the strongest gun safety laws in the country. With a rate of five deaths per 100,000 people, our state has the third lowest firearm mortality rate in the nation. It maintains this position largely because of persistent vigilance and readiness to blunt new threats to public safety as they emerge. Even so, as recent shootings in Bridgeport and Stamford have made clear, our state is not immune to gun violence. As an organization with thousands of activists, advocates, and voters, the Connecticut Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America remains steadfast in our commitment to electing candidates who share our determination to put an end to gun violence. This election year we will be even more tenacious in our campaign to return a gun sense majority to Hartford. We join 6 million Moms Demand Action supporters across the country working to elect Joe Biden as president and to build a gun safety majority in the U.S Senate. As efforts continue to appoint another Supreme Court Justice with extreme views of the Second Amendment, and with voting already underway across much of the country, we are even more driven to take this battle to the ballot box. In Connecticut, the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction has been awarded to 88 candidates (and counting) running for the state legislature and all five incumbent members of Congress — a signal that candidates will continue […]

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