Quantcast
Government

Committee Advances Gun Violence Commission, Tables Public Health Crisis

Courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com

The state Senate will consider a measure establishing a Commission on Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A legislative committee tabled a bill Wednesday that would have declared gun violence a public health crisis in Connecticut but advanced a similar proposal creating a commission to fund efforts to tackle the issue.

The Public Health Committee had been considering two separate proposals, both creating offices tasked with reducing gun violence. One of those bills advanced out of the committee during a Wednesday meeting, though lawmakers chose to shelve a proposal that would have named gun violence a public health crisis in the state.

The committee eventually voted to send legislation establishing a Commission on Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention to the state Senate for consideration.

Click here to read the rest of the article and express your support or opposition to the measure on CTNewsJunkie.com.

Like what you see here? Click here to subscribe to We-Ha’s newsletter so you’ll always be in the know about what’s happening in West Hartford! Click the blue button below to become a supporter of We-Ha.com and our efforts to continue producing quality journalism.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the author

We-Ha

We-Ha.com is the place to go for the latest information about West Hartford – a town that "has it all"! We-Ha.com is part of and proud of our community, and we bring a hyperlocal focus to news and features about the people, schools, businesses, real estate, sports, restaurants, charitable events, arts, and more. Contact us at: [email protected] or [email protected]

1 Comment

  • What is “gun violence”? An inanimate object cannot behave on its own! Laws limiting law abiding citizens rights are unconstitutional and just wrong! Criminal control should be the goal, not citizen control!

Leave a Comment

Translate »