“My effort is going to be working upstream to prevent young kids from entering into the criminal justice system, making sure we have access to quality early childhood education, we have quality schools,”said Fields, a Democrat moving to the state Senate in January after four terms in the state House. “My effort is going to be up front, before someone does something really desperate or violent with a gun.”
“It is an incredible honor to have been invited and asked to participate on this panel with leaders from across the country to discuss how we can continue to move forward on gun violence prevention and saving lives.”
Dr. Eric Nelson, a current member of the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education, is facing off in the June 28 primary against Dominique Jackson, a communications consultant and member of Aurora’s Citizens Advisory Committee for Housing and Community Development
The two Aurora Democrats face off in the June 28 primary for the Senate District 29 seat held by Morgan Carroll, who is term-limited after 2016
“In the past, people shut up about this issue because they thought raising it meant raising the issue of gun control,” Catherine Barber said. “It makes so much more sense to look at gun owners as part of the solution: Gun owner groups have a strong tradition of caring about safety.”
In Colorado and Nevada, the states’ suicide prevention offices have been reaching out to gun stores and shooting ranges, offering suicide-prevention materials and training.
If the anti-gun-control groupies are this fired up over these two trifling laws, imagine what might happen if the state Legislature tries to go for real gun control measures.
Rejected Monday were a bill to allow concealed carry of handguns on public school grounds; a bill to repeal a 15-round magazine limit that was adopted in 2013; and a bill to allow active-duty military personnel to carry concealed handguns without permits.
“If any board of education would approve this, I’d be shocked, frightened and disappointed,” said Malloy, who said he felt compelled to comment publicly about the situation. “It makes no sense. And no school system in the state of Connecticut should be allowed to do this.”