HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A coalition of Connecticut mayors and first selectmen has unveiled a series of proposals to crack down on gun violence, becoming the latest group to lay out recommendations following the Newtown massacre.
Most members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities voted in favor of strengthening the state’s gun laws.
The group’s executive director and CEO said the commitment on both sides of the aisle to implement gun control reforms is telling of just how important the issue is to legislators.
“I’ve never seen such bipartisan commitment on an issue as I’ve seen in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. The need and the desire of legislators on both sides of the aisle to tighten up gun regulation in Connecticut and do everything within their power to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever occurring again in Connecticut,” Jim Finley told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.