Governor Ned Lamont Strengthens Gun Violence Prevention Laws

Matt Lillywhite

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently signed legislation to strengthen gun violence prevention laws...
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Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that he signed legislation that received bipartisan support to strengthen gun violence prevention laws. According to a statement by Governor Lamont, the legislation aims to stop mass shootings, avoid firearm-related accidents, and add protections for victims of domestic violence.

“This bill that I just signed takes smart and strategic steps to strengthen the laws in Connecticut to prevent tragedy from happening,” said Governor Lamont. “As more and more shootings have occurred over the last decade – including mass shootings – federal and state laws have not kept up with the innovative ways firearm companies are manufacturing guns, especially those that are being designed with the sole intention of killing the largest number of people possible in the shortest amount of time.

"Our country still needs strong federal laws on firearm safety and gun violence prevention with the breadth to impact every state," continued Governor Ned Lamont. "The inaction of Congress on critical legislation to keep Americans safe requires each state to act individually. Over the years, Connecticut has shown time and again that we can improve public safety by implementing reasonable gun violence prevention laws while also respecting the rights of Americans to own guns for their own protection and sportsmanship."

House Bill 6667 was proposed by Connecticut Governor Lamont at the legislative session earlier this year. It was also developed in consultation with bipartisan state lawmakers, alongside mayors, police chiefs, and families who have lost loved ones to gun violence.

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