Politicians And Public Divided By Gun Bills In Legislature

Politicians And Public Divided By Gun Bills In Legislature

Gun Rights

"We could easily call Ethan’s Law, Clinton’s Law. The gun had been previously stolen," said Jeremy Stein, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. His props, a gun safe and an aluminum component of a long gun, were used to talk about bills. In a public hearing for several gun bills that lasted for more than eight hours, the testimonies of concerned mothers, proud gun owners, weary police chiefs, and drained doctors were put forth for the Judiciary Committee’s consideration. At times, groups of people in the crowd laughed, clapped, cheered, and expressed their discontent. Seas of of orange t-shirts signified CT Against Gun Violence, red for Moms Demand Action and black and denim for several members of Connecticut Citizens Defense League. Guilford Police Chief Jeffrey Hutchinson spoke early in the day, in support of S.B. No. 60: An Act Concerning The Presentation of a Carry Permit and H.B. No. 7218: An Act Concerning The Safe Storage of Firearms in the Home. "This simple change will not cost the state money. It’s not an unfunded mandate to municipalities. It does not burden the gun owners of this state with additional costs and it will not raise taxes," said Hutchinson. "What it will do is require a very small degree of diligence on the part of gun owners to ensure that they do not create a situation where someone may die due to their carelessness. What it will do is hold them criminally liable if they do not properly and […]

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