Join us for our Annual Benefit Luncheon

Tickets are now available for the CT Against Gun Violence 2017 Annual Benefit Luncheon taking place at the Greenwich Country Club on May 4. The Benefit Luncheon sold out the past two years; please click here to reserve a table or individual seats today.

We’re excited to have Firmin DeBrabander as our keynote speaker. DeBrabander is author of Do Guns Make Us Free? Democracy and the Armed Society, a book he felt compelled to write after Newtown. DeBrabander’s exploration of America’s gun culture has been called “highly interesting, lucid and engaging.” He has written commentary for numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun.

Please join us on May 4 at our Annual Benefit Luncheon so CAGV can continue to keep our communities safe from gun violence. Click here to reserve your table or individual seats.

Connecticut Again Ranked Second in the Nation on Strength of our Gun Laws

The San Francisco based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has issued their annual rankings on the strength of states’ gun laws, and again for the fourth straight year Connecticut has ranked second in the nation. Click here for results of all states.

For more than twenty years, CT Against Gun Violence has led the fight to strengthen Connecticut gun laws because we believe that smart gun laws work, that smart gun laws save lives. So we are very proud of this distinction.

We are often asked what the difference is between Connecticut’s ability to do this while many  other states and the U.S. Congress too often cannot. Our answer is simple: the difference is you.

Our supporters have been relentless and uncompromising in holding our elected officials accountable for passing legislation that helps keep our communities and families safe from gun violence; the most recent example being our Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order bill passed in the 2016 session that removes firearms from domestic abusers within 24 hours of service of a temporary restraining order.

So we are pleased to share this honor with you, and we extend our best wishes of the holiday season to all.

Ten Ways to Stop Gun Violence

 

Gun violence takes many forms so solutions to the problems don’t lend themselves to “one size-fits-all” remedies. Here is our list of the top ten priorities for attacking the gun violence problem.

  1. Smart Guns

Smart gun technologies, in which Smart guns, or personalized guns, are designed to be useless unless unlocked by radio signal or a biometric authenticator such as voice activation, fingerprints, or a retina scan could help prevent gun deaths in many important ways including:

  1. The hundreds of thousands of guns stolen every year could be rendered harmless.
  2. Gun accidents in the home could be reduced, especially among children.
  3. Suicidal teenagers would be prevented from appropriating their parents’ guns.

The term smart gun has been trademarked by the gun manufacturer Mossberg.

To read the entire list click here.