Eight gun related bills are scheduled to be heard and voted on next week. These are significant bills concerning safety in Connecticut. Three are supported by the NRA. Their members will be make calls supporting and opposing these bills. Concerned citizens need to offset the power of the NRA and make their own calls.
👍Senate Bill 60 would allow police officers to ask to see handgun permits. Currently, this is only allowed when there is a “reasonable suspicion” that a crime has taken place. Additionally, it would outlaw home-made guns and enforce the safe storage of guns.
👍House Bill 7218 would require all guns in a home with children under 18 be stored safely.
👍House Bill 7219 would outlaw homemade guns, selling or giving away guns with no serial number, and requiring some detectable metal be added to plastic guns.
👍House Bill 7223 would require handguns left in a car be in a locked safe.
👎Senate Bill 940 would allow pistol permit holders to bring their loaded handguns to state parks.
👎House Bill 5227 is a preemption law that would prevent communities from making any kind of gun regulation.
👎House Bill 5870 would allow dangerous and banned guns and ammunition magazines currently in circulation to be given or sold to others.
—Tracking Progress of all these bills: Bold indicates passed—
In the House —> —>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate —> —>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law
Now is the time to barrage the office of your Connecticut State Senator and Representative with quick calls. Ask him or her to support S.B. 60 and H.B. 7218, H.B. 7219, H.B. 7223 and oppose S.B. 940, H.B. 5227 and H.B. 5870. Concerned citizens are encouraged to attend the public meeting.
- To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
- From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
- To leverage the impact – forward this on to another concerned citizen.