Governor Ned Lamont held a news conference on Wednesday to discuss gun violence. one day after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing at least 19 children and two teachers.
Lamont was joined by several officials as well as people affected by gun violence, including at Sandy Hooke Elementary School.
He said there are too many eerie similarities between what happened in Texas and what happened in Newtown nearly 10 years ago.
“I look at these crimes, I look at these mass shootings. There somewhat uniquely American, which is tragic,” Lamont said.
“I love America, but this should not be our curse,” he said.
The speakers made impassioned statements about their own personal histories as well as attempts to curb gun violence.
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