Tara Gottleib, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action whose parents were shot and killed during a robbery in 2005, urged lawmakers to strengthen Connecticut’s gun laws. The shooter responsible for her parents’ deaths was prohibited from owning firearms, but was able to gain access to an unsecured gun before the shooting.
Tara was joined by Gamel Dawkins, whose 12-year-old brother was shot and killed in December in Bridgeport. Together, these survivors of gun violence called for lawmakers to advance this important gun safety legislation and support local organizations like Project Longevity, a data-informed gun violence prevention program based in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.
With the support of Connecticut voters from across the state and the governor’s vow to sign the common-sense bills into law, it’s on lawmakers to get this legislation to the governor’s desk.
If you have any questions regarding the proposed legislation or would like to speak with any volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.