What gun bills are Connecticut lawmakers proposing this year?

What gun bills are Connecticut lawmakers proposing this year?

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HARTFORD, CT – 03.08.2019 – ETHANS LAW – Jeremy Stein, exec. dir. of CT Against Gun Violence, displays a gun safe during a press conference on Monday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Michael Song, at right, consoles his wife, Kristen. during the press conference on gun safety. The Song’s along with legislators and advocates are pushing for "Ethan’s Law" which will create state requirements for safe gun storage. Spurred by the tragic accidental death of their son Ethan Song, there are a number of gun-related bills that are up for discussion by the judiciary committee on Monday. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | praycraft@courant.com (Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant) State lawmakers are considering seven bills related to firearms. Four would tighten restrictions on guns while three aim to loosen existing gun control measures. Steve Stafstrom, a Bridgeport Democrat and co-chairman of the legislature’s powerful judiciary committee, said the bills "will make Connecticut a safer place, that will continue to allow us to be a leader nationally on the issue of gun safety.” Kristen Song speaks at Guilford Town Hall in January. (Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant) House Bill 7218 would require the safe storage of all firearms, whether loaded or unloaded, in a home with a minor under eighteen years of age. The measure, known as Ethan’s Law, was proposed after the death of Ethan Song, a 15-year-old from Guilford who accidentally shot himself in the head with a handgun owned by his friend’s father last year. Ethan’s father, Mike […]

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