The ENOUGH Campaign joins CT Against Gun Violence and State Gun Violence Prevention Groups in Press Conference on Anniversary of Signing 2013 Gun Violence Prevention and School Safety Bill
Fairfield, CT - Last April, following the senseless slaughter of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook, the Connecticut General Assembly took a courageous action. It voted “yes” in a bipartisan effort to strengthen the state’s gun laws with common-sense measures that make our communities safer. It did so while respecting Second Amendment rights, as confirmed by a federal court decision upholding the constitutionality of the law.
Nonetheless, gun rights activists are holding a rally at the Capitol on April 5 to protest the law. They are demanding that the law, which they call “one of the most unconstitutional gun laws in the nation”(1) be enforced or repealed, warning that “State-provoked chaos and violence will be required to enforce the anti-gun laws.”(2)
A coalition of state Gun Rights Prevention Groups, including The ENOUGH Campaign, will be holding a press conference on Thursday, April 3 at the State Capitol.
CAGV Executive Director Ron Pinciaro stated, “At today’s press conference, a coalition of more than twenty gun violence prevention organizations from around the state will join us to let legislators who voted for the reforms know that thousands throughout Connecticut applaud their vote, and will stand by them. By a margin of 57% to 39%, voters support the stricter gun regulations passed last year, as reported in a just-released Quinnipiac poll.”
Jonathan Perloe, from the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence added, “If you believe measures such as registering ultra-lethal weapons are reasonable, it’s critical that you make your voice heard: that's what we're doing today.”
The Coalition will be announcing the beginning of awareness campaigns using social media , billboards, and legislator support activities. The purpose will be to inform the public that the important public safety reforms are being threatened because gun rights activists will not accept laws enacted by the will of the people and the Constitutional process in Connecticut.
(1) CCDL Blog, 2A Rally, 3/5/14
(2) Connecticut Carry press release, 3/4/14
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