Correction: Guns-Connecticut Pensions story
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story March 3 about Connecticut’s treasurer open to reviewing the state’s investments in gun companies, The Associated Press reported erroneously on where state Sen. Gayle Slossberg is from. She’s lives in Milford, not New Milford.
A corrected version of the story is below:
State treasurer open to review of investments in gun makers
Connecticut state Treasurer Denise Nappier says she is open to reviewing whether the state should keep investments it has in gun companies
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state Treasurer Denise Nappier says she is open to reviewing whether the state should keep investments it has in gun companies.
Nappier was asked last week by Democratic state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, of Milford, to identify the state’s holdings in gun makers and the process to divest.
Slossberg says it’s surprising Connecticut still has such investments, considering the state has been a leader in gun safety legislation since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Nappier says Connecticut’s pension portfolio has about $16.5 million invested in gun makers through equities and fixed income. That represents about five-hundredths of 1 percent of the total portfolio.
She says she would consider divesting or not making further investments in gun companies “should the proliferation of gun violence persist.”