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Connecticut’s zoning laws a focus in racial equity debate

After the police killing of George Floyd, a Connecticut law professor invited architects, planners and land use attorneys to a discussion of how local zoning worsens the state’s racial inequities. Over 200 people logged onto her impromptu Zoom meeting.

Gun sales spike over political unrest, uncertainty

While it’s not unusual for sales to spike with a new administration pledging tighter gun restrictions, the past year’s riots, protests and Capitol insurrection have catapulted the perfect storm for what amounts to a dramatic increase. 

US gun sales soar amid pandemic, social unrest, election fears

The number of first-time gun buyers has skyrocketed this year, driven in part by disturbing news about the coronavirus pandemic, social unrest over police killings of Black people and a potentially contested election that many fear could spark violence.