Giffords Praises Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont for signing package of gun safety bills

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.

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Connecticut: Senator Haskell votes for three gun violence prevention bills

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.

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Connecticut: Senate Passes Three Gun Safety Related Bills

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.

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Connecticut: Joint Committee on Judiciary to hear three gun bills

Three bills LEAP Forward is grading in the Connecticut legislature have been assigned to the Joint Committee on Judiciary.

LEAP Forward is scoring support for two of the bills - HB 7218 and 2719. The first would require the safe storage of all firearms in a home with an occupant under 18 years of age. The other would ban “ghost guns” - guns without serial numbers - and regulate homemade or 3D printed firearms. The third bill - HB 5227 - would prohibit the regulation of firearms by municipalities and actions on this bill will be scored with opposition.

Democrats have a 24-15 advantage on the committee, which includes LEAPers Christine Palm and Will Haskell.