Gov. Lamont announces final set of proposals to improve gun safety in Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont has announced the final set of proposals he will introduce during this year's legislative session - with a focus on strengthening the state's efforts to eliminate gun violence.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2023, 8:28 PM

Updated 509 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont has announced the final set of proposals he will introduce during this year's legislative session - with a focus on strengthening the state's efforts to eliminate gun violence.
This set of proposals is concentrated on preventing suicides, accidents and domestic violence.
The proposals include the following: requiring a 10-day waiting period before purchasing a firearm; increasing education requirements for firearm licenses; requiring safe storage regardless of who lives at the residences; improving the design safety standards for semi-automatic handguns; making commission of a family violence crime or being a fugitive an automatic disqualifier for holding a pistol permit; prohibiting the carrying of any loaded long gun in a vehicle; and requiring trigger locks for all firearm purchases.
Lamont will present the package of priorities for the 2023 legislative session to the Connecticut General Assembly on Feb. 8.
Last week, the governor announced two other sets of gun violence prevention proposals, one focusing on eliminating gun violence in communities and the other on preventing mass shootings.
"The overwhelming majority of Connecticut residents want commonsense measures enacted that encourage gun safety and prevent harm from impacting our homes and our communities," Lamont said. "This is especially needed to prevent tragic accidents, as well as instances of domestic violence and suicide."


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