Speaking out for Ethan’s Law and Reasonable Gun Safety

March 11, 2019

During a hearing of the Judiciary Committee on March 11, I was honored to introduce Mark Barden, a prominent gun-safety advocate who lost his son Daniel in the Sandy Hook School massacre more than five years ago. Mark offered public testimony in support of Ethan's Law, HB 7218, legislation that would close loopholes in Connecticut's state firearm storage laws.

Mark is the co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Sandy Hook Promise's mission is to prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.

Mark's testimony was compelling and he made a strong case for passage of this important legislation.

I extend my gratitude to Mark who continues to be an active member of our community, working tirelessly to make our children safer.