Bob Stefanowski Statement on Tragedy in Uvalde Texas

May 25, 2022

Branford, CT– Bob Stefanowski, candidate for Governor of Connecticut, statement on tragedy in Uvalde Texas:

“Amy and I want to send our deepest condolences to everybody impacted by this tragedy. From the parents of the children in Texas to moms and dads across Connecticut who dropped their kids off at the school bus this morning everyone has been touched by this horrible incident.

Mass shootings have become tragically routine in America, but the targeting of children hits us hardest of all. To have any hope of solving this, we need both parties to spend less time pointing fingers at each other and more time working together to solve problems and keep our communities safe.

As Governor, I will lead by example and enforce Connecticut’s gun laws that are the strongest in the country. I will ensure that we live up to the commitment made in the wake of Sandy Hook to expand access to mental health services and crack down on gun violence in every single one of our communities. No one will be left behind.

I will reverse the portion of the Police Accountability Bill passed last year that made it harder for good police officers to do their job. I will support law enforcement and increase funding to police to fill the dangerously high vacancy rates that have resulted in increased violence in Connecticut.

Finally, Connecticut has the strongest gun laws in the entire country and that’s the way they should stay. But I will also use my platform as Governor to urge federal action in Congress on comprehensive solutions that protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners, while strengthening federal laws that prevent those who pose a risk to themselves and others from getting their hands on a gun. It’s time to put politics aside and start working together both as a nation and as a state to prevent these horrific experiences from happening again.”