H.B. 7218, An Act Concerning the Safe Storage of Firearms in the Home and H.B. 7223, An Act Concerning the Storage of a Pistol or Revolver in a Motor Vehicle. Expanding safe storage requirements will help save lives from multiple sources of gun violence: unintentional shootings, crime-related gun violence (facilitated by stolen guns), suicide, school and other mass shootings. It will send a clear message to irresponsible gun owners: lock up your firearms when they are not in your immediate control or be held accountable.
H.B. 7219, An Act Concerning Ghost Guns to ban guns without serial numbers and to regulate so-called “ghost guns” and 3D plastic printed guns the same as Connecticut regulates other firearms. Ghost guns carry no serial numbers, are untraceable and require no background check to purchase. Individuals prohibited from possessing firearms have used homemade assault weapons in mass shootings and attacks on law enforcement. About ghost guns, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reports “an emerging reliance by criminal organizations on this source of weapons.”
S.B. 60, An Act Concerning The Presentation Of A Carry Permit. This will require individuals openly carrying a firearm in public to show their permit, that they are required to have on their person, upon the request of a law enforcement officer.