Connecticut: Four good gun bills pass out of committee

The State Joint Judiciary Committee voted to pass four good gun bills on to the next step for the Connecticut House and Senate. Since these are guns safety bills, the NRA wants their gun nut members to oppose these bills. This is a perfect time to advocate for these gun sense bills.

The Bills

 👍 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.
—Tracking Progress of these bills: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👍 House Bill 5345 would require all guns in a home with children under 18 be stored safely.
—Tracking Progress of these bills: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👍 House Bill 5725 would outlaw homemade guns, selling or giving away guns with no serial number, and requiring some detectable metal be added to plastic guns.
—Tracking Progress of these bills: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👍 House Bill 7223 would require handguns left in a car be in a locked safe.
—Tracking Progress of these bills: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

Action


A quick phone call is very effective. Please call the office of your state Representative and Senator. Ask that he or she support SB 60, HB 5345, 5725, and 7223.


  • 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.
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