Legislation that would expand state law governing safe storage of firearms to cover unloaded guns was supported by State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) Tuesday in the House of Representatives.
State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) on Tuesday supported legislation that would expand state law governing safe storage of firearms to cover unloaded guns.
The Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the Connecticut House of Representatives for passing legislation to prevent gun violence. The legislation, which now heads to the Connecticut Senate floor for a vote, includes:
Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut House of Representatives for giving approval tonight to two bills that increase gun safety in Connecticut, including bills that ban ghost guns and require gun owners to safely store firearms.
The Connecticut House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to approve ‘Ethan’s Law,’ a bipartisan gun safety bill fought for by the parents of Ethan Song, a 15-year-old Guilford boy killed last year while handling an unsecured gun at a neighbor’s house.
HARTFORD — Democrats and Republicans in the House backed stricter gun storage standards in households where young people are present that another deadly shooting tragedy in Connecticut inspired. The House voted 127 to 16 on Tuesday night to approve legislation requiring both loaded and unloaded firearms be stored in locked boxes in households where youths
If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.
A group of Connecticut mothers met with state lawmakers on Tuesday and urged them to pass stricter gun laws.
Connecticut's governor urged lawmakers to vote on stronger gun laws.
While Connecticut has passed legislation in recent years to strengthen laws on gun ownership, those who champion the issue concede there is only so much a law can do to stem gun violence.
After Ethan Song accidentally shot and killed himself at a friend’s house in January 2018, his mother, Kristin Song, found that activism was “the only way [she] could survive.” She’s since pushed for legislation, dubbed “Ethan’s Law,” which requires unloaded firearms be properly secured in homes with minors.
To require safe storage of a pistol or revolver in a motor vehicle.
To ban guns without serial numbers and regulate those which are sold in a form requiring the purchaser to finish assembly or that are homemade or 3-D printed.
To require the safe storage of all firearms, whether loaded or unloaded, in a home with a minor under eighteen years of age.
To ensure that the sale of firearms be in adherence with requirements that firearms be marked with serial numbers and to close loopholes contributing to the illegal possession of firearms.
To ban firearms without serial numbers and require those manufactured or assembled by an individual be identifiable by a serial number or other unique marking.
To require an individual carrying a pistol or revolver to present the applicable permit upon request of a law enforcement officer.
To ban guns without serial numbers and regulate those which are sold in a form requiring the purchaser to finish assembly or that are homemade.
To increase the rate of the sales and use taxes on ammunition.
To keep children safe from gun violence, ensure greater responsibility by persons storing firearms and increase the opportunity for firearm safety education in public schools.