SPEAKER: Jeremy Stein

Jeremy Stein is the Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV). A resident of Ridgefield, CT, he is a lawyer and a seasoned litigator with over 20 years’ experience, graduating from Emory University School of Law in 1994. His interest in fighting gun violence began early in his career, when he served as a prosecutor with the criminal division of the Attorney General’s Office of the District of Columbia. Jeremy handled many gun related cases, working closely with the ATF, FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police. Additionally he served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Patricia A. Broderick. He also served as an assistant public defender with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, in its Baltimore City felony trial division. Most recently, Stein was the managing partner of the Connecticut office of the law firm, Melick & Porter, LLP. He has counseled CEOs and Counsels General of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence, a 25-year old organization, has a mission “to identify, develop, and promote passage of legislation designed to enhance gun safety.” Connecticut has had unparalleled success strengthening its gun laws; it leads the nation in passing common-sense measures that save lives.

As a result of CAGV’s strong relationships with legislators and successive administrations, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has ranked Connecticut as having the second strongest gun laws in the nation for the fourth year running. The legislation CAGV was instrumental in passing is why gun deaths in Connecticut are down 28 percent since 2010, giving Connecticut the fifth lowest rate of gun deaths in the nation. Most recently, the group played an important role in getting the state legislature to ban bump stocks that turn assault rifles into automatic weapons.

To learn more about Jeremy’s work and CAGV, go to their website: http://www.cagv.org/#/107/

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