PROJECT LONGEVITY JOINS GOVERNOR LAMONT AND GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES FOR THE SIGNING OF LAW
Project Longevity joined Governor Lamont, State Legislators, and gun violence prevention advocates CT Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, Newtown Action Alliance, and Mothers United Against Violence for the signing of legislation that will help to reduce the number of gun related injuries and deaths in Connecticut. Too many families have suffered the unnecessary and possibly preventable pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. This issue was especially concerning when the shooting incident involves an unsecured firearm that was stolen from the owner's motor vehicle and later used in the act of violence. Securing a legally acquired firearm is not only a matter of public safety but also a measure of prudent gun ownership that will help to save lives. The banning of ghost guns in Connecticut will help to ensure that these untraceable, independent and privately manufactured and assembled firearms do not find their way into urban communities where there is already a proliferation of guns and families suffering from the premature death of loved ones.Ghost guns by design do not have serial numbers and can be independently manufactured and assembled in the privacy of one's home and subsequently sold privately outside of the formal reporting system. Gun violence is a critical public safety, public health, and socioeconomic issues that requires a confluence of efforts that combine both public policy and practice to save lives. We are proud to acknowledge that Connecticut continues to maintain its stance as a national leader in gun violence prevention efforts.
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