2020 Candidate Statements
Connecticut Lawmakers and advocates against gun violence are growing impatient with congressional inaction over new legislation that’d make it harder for certain people to obtain firearms.
June 4, 2019 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, applauded Governor Lamont after signing three bills tightening the regulation of firearms in Connecticut. Included in the package of bills is Ethan’s Law, which keeps children safe from firearms stored within homes.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed three bills Monday that tighten gun control, including Ethan’s Law, which calls for the safe storage of firearms in households where children are present.
On May 23, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) took a stand with his colleagues on the Senate floor, voting to approve Ethan’s Law. The Senate advanced the key bill that would require guns in homes with minors to be stored in locked containers.
HARTFORD — With the Senate’s approval, legislation dubbed “Ethan’s Law,” which requires the safe storage of loaded and unloaded guns in any home where a child younger than 18 lives, moves to Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk to be signed into law.
HARTFORD — The Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would criminalize the storage of handguns in vehicles unless they’re properly secured, as it seeks to prevent firearms from being stolen from cars and sold or used in crimes.
On May 23, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) fulfilled a core campaign promise as the Senate approved three bills that he co-sponsored to reduce gun violence across Connecticut. The Senate advanced legislation that would require guns to be stored in locked containers in homes with minors, prohibit the manufacturing of firearms without serial numbers and “ghost guns,” and require pistols and firearms in unattended motor vehicles to be locked and secured.
Three gun control bills, two involving the storage of firearms and one concerning the manufacture of guns without serial numbers, passed in the Connecticut Senate Thursday.
HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) voted in favor of Ethan’s Law and two other pieces of legislation to improve Connecticut’s gun safety laws. On Thursday, the Senate advanced three bills that would require guns to be stored in locked containers in homes with minors, prohibit the manufacturing of firearms without serial numbers and “ghost guns,” and require pistols and firearms in unattended motor vehicles to be locked and secured.
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.