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Connecticut Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Connecticut Senate for Passing Gun Safety Legislation

May 24, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the Connecticut Senate for passing three gun safety bills. At an advocacy day hosted by Connecticut Moms Demand Action last month, Governor Lamont indicated he would sign these life-saving bills into law. The three bills are:

  • HB 7218, also known as Ethan’s Law, which would strengthen current state law by requiring firearm owners to keep their guns securely stored to ensure that they are not accessible to children or anyone who is legally prohibited from possessing them;
  • HB 7219, which would prohibit undetectable, untraceable firearms; and
  • HB 7223, which would require owners of pistols and revolvers to store their handguns in a locked container any time they leave them unattended in a vehicle. This would help prevent gun thefts and other unauthorized access to handguns left in cars.

“We’re thrilled to see these common-sense bills head to the governor,” said Kate Martin, a volunteer with the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “People across the state have been urging our lawmakers to advance these bills because we know they will make Connecticut a safer place. We look forward to this legislation being signed into law.”

In addition to a successful advocacy day last month, volunteers collected more than 1,800 signatures on a petition supporting Ethan’s law. They also made 200 hundred calls to lawmakers, urging them to advance HB 7223.

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