Update of Connecticut Gun Laws Headed To Lamont’s Desk

State Sen. Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) speaks on the floor of the Senate regarding a gun reform bill. Courtesy photo

During the debate, Sen. Derek Slap, D-West Hartford, said the impact of gun violence extended beyond those killed or injured to the fear it inspired in others.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Gun regulations including a more expansive assault weapons ban, a prohibition on the open carry of firearms, and higher bail requirements for repeat offenders all won final passage in an early morning vote of the Connecticut Senate on Saturday.

On a 24-11 vote, lawmakers sent the package of gun reforms to Gov. Ned Lamont, who proposed many of the concepts in the 148-page proposal at the outset of the legislative session. The House approved the bill on a 96-51 vote last week.

“While Connecticut is the fourth-safest state in the nation regarding violent crime, still too many state residents are threatened by gun violence,” said State Sen. Derek Slap (D-West Hartford), who voted in support of the bill. “This bill will place additional limits on firearm purchases, strengthen storage and purchase requirements and crack down on repeat offenders – who are responsible for much of the violence in our state. I’m proud to support this endeavor.”

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  • Thank you Senator Slap,and other so-called representatives, this unconstitutional bill (HB6667) will only protect and embolden criminals. Depriving law abiding citizens of their Constitutional, and God given, rights will not make Connecticut citizens safer. It will also cost taxpayers more money as expensive legal challenges will surly result.

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