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.

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  • 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!

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