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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the Connecticut House of Representatives for passing legislation to prevent gun violence. The legislation, which now heads to the Connecticut Senate floor for a vote, includes:
“We’re thrilled our lawmakers stood up for common-sense gun safety,” said Kate Martin, a volunteer with the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Keeping guns out of the hands of children and people who shouldn’t have them is not a partisan issue — it’s something gun owners and non-gun owners support. We are encouraged by the vote last night and urge our Senators to advance this bill to the governor’s desk.”
Last month, volunteers with the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America hosted an advocacy day to call on elected officials to pass this proposed gun safety legislation. At the advocacy day, Governor Ned Lamont indicated he would sign the legislation if sent to his desk.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs