Once again we’re facing the carnage of gun violence. Now there are new, devastating superlatives: two mass shootings within 13 hours that ended the lives of 31 innocent people and left dozens injured, some critically. The Dayton killer managed to end 9 lives within 30 seconds. Three mass shootings within 8 days. After we mourn and gain back some equilibrium, we must harness our anger and outrage to demand effective change. We cannot succumb to numbness in the face of normalization of gun violence in America.
Several generations of America’s children have known nothing of a time without mass shootings. State Senator Will Haskell, a champion for gun safety, wants to change that for the immediate future and for future generations. Will, who represents CT -26, which includes Ridgefield, made sensible gun laws central to his campaign. He has kept his promises.