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Connecticut

Connecticut has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and leads the nation with its robust background check and purchase permit requirements. With Gun Sense Governor Ned Lamont, the state has enacted new gun safety legislation like secure gun storage in homes and cars

184 In an average year, 184 people die by guns in Connecticut.
18x In Connecticut, Black people are 18 times as likely to die by gun homicide as white people.
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To become a safer state, Connecticut can increase and sustain its investment of state funds to support evidence-based community violence intervention strategies.

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