Monday, January 28, 2013

DeLauro In Middletown On Thursday To Discuss SAFER Streets Act, Gun Violence Prevention

From a press release.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who represents our city in the U.S. House of Representatives, will hold a press conference Thursday, January 31 at 11 am to discuss her SAFER Streets Act and the need for stronger laws to prevent future gun violence.

Joe Bango, the Connecticut small business owner who proposed the legislation to DeLauro, will be present to hand over his AR-15 to the State Police.

DeLauro’s priorities are: preventing guns from falling into the hands of violent criminals, getting dangerous assault weapons off the streets, improving our mental health system so it properly helps those in need and giving law enforcement officials the tools they need to keep the public safe. She is a member of the House of Representatives Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention.

In addition to Bango, DeLauro will be joined by Lt. J. Paul Vance, Department Spokesman/Media Relations Commander, Connecticut State Police, and Col. Danny Stebbins, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Connecticut State Police

The Press conference on Gun Violence Prevention and SAFER Streets Act will take place Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at Connecticut State Police Headquarters, 1111 Country Club Road.


Susanne Fusso said...

This is great. Kudos to Bango and De Lauro.

Anonymous said...

An AR-15 is not an assault weapon. It is a gun that protects families from harm.
The business owner has a right to give up his weapon, but leave my guns along.

Anonymous said...

There are hundreds of guns that one can use to protect your home, family, and business with. But an assault weapon like the AR-15 and others that can accommodate magazines that allow firing tens to hundreds of rounds between reloading is overkill and should become illegal retroactively. The chance that these weapons can fall into the wrong hands does not warrant their use.