New Haven Vs. Newtown: Which Is Gun Town?
While lawmakers in Hartford debated laws to stem gun violence in the wake of the Newtown massacre, a panel of bloggers at a New Haven “town meeting” took on gun culture—with differing views on where it festers most.
That discussion took place at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School Wednesday afternoon. And it took place in cyberspace.
The occasion was a live-televised town meeting called “After Sandy Hook: In Search Of Answers.” The Independent and WTNH cosponsored the event.
On the Coop stage, WTNH’s Keith Kountz led 10 people—a state legislator, a current and former police chief, mental-health experts, high-school kids, the mother of a slain New Haven teen—through a wide-ranging discussion about guns, mental health, video games, and school security. WTNH suspended its regular programming (sorry, Judge Judy) to air the forum live between 4 and 5 p.m.
Click here for a recap.