Tell Lawmakers to Support GVP Bill

May 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Douglas Room of the Lapham Community Center in Waveney Park, New Canaan
Tell Lawmakers to Support GVP Bill @ Douglas Room of the Lapham Community Center in Waveney Park, New Canaan

This year just one measure will be voted on by the CT General Assembly to further strengthen Connecticut’s gun safety laws: protecting women in domestic violence situations by removing guns from subjects of temporary restraining orders.

This is a “must pass” bill for us; but it is being actively opposed by the NRA and local gun rights extremists.

If you are a constituent of State Senator Toni Boucher or Scott Frantz, and State Representative Tom O’Dea or Fred Wilms, we have an important request: please attend a Town Hall Meeting at the Douglas Room of the Lapham Community Center in Waveny Park, New Canaan on Saturday May 16 from 9:00 to 10:30 am to tell these legislators to vote yes on protecting women from armed domestic abusers. Directions here.

Although SB 650 and HB 6848 were favorably voted out of the Judiciary Committee by a 22-18 vote, both Sen. Boucher and Rep. O’Dea voted against this common-sense measure to protect victims of domestic violence. CAGV is especially disappointed with these two lawmakers because we endorsed both in their last election based on their representations to us in support of gun safety laws.

We need you to tell these legislators that prohibiting domestic abusers from keeping their guns will save lives and to urge them to vote yes when the measure comes before the full Assembly.

Rep. Wilms will also be at the Town Hall meeting (Senator Frantz has not yet confirmed). Although they are not members of the Judiciary Committee, their votes on the final bill are critically important as we are expecting a very tight vote in the General Assembly.

The Town Hall is hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Lapham Community Center (Douglas Room) in Waveny Park, New Canaan.

Click here for facts on the proposed legislation.