Meetings being held in Hartford and Bridgeport to discuss gun violence prevention

(WTNH) — Volunteers with the group “Moms Demand Action” will testify on new gun violence legislation at a hearing in Hartford Thursday. They will talk about a bill that would create a tax on ammunition sales in the state. Those taxes will be dedicated to funding gun violence intervention programs. Also, Local lawmakers are holding […]

Correction: Gun Violence-Missouri Cities story

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 26 about efforts to deal with gun violence in Missouri’s two big cities, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Missouri, in 2017, became the first state to allow people to carry guns without a permit. Alaska enacted a law in 2003 allowing people to carry a gun […]

Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month, Trump again spoke of “building new […]

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