State of Connecticut Archives: on Gun Control
No Sandy Hook well-intentioned but reactionary legislation
In response to the tragedy that occurred in Sandy Hook, well-intentioned but reactionary legislation was passed without public hearing, resulting in a law that does absolutely nothing to prevent a similar tragedy. The law instead puts the safety of
ordinary citizens at risk and has instantly turned hundreds of thousands of law abiding citizens into potential felons.
As governor, Joe will
Source: 2014 CT gubernatorial campaign website ViscontiForGovernor
Nov 1, 2014
- Submit a bill to repeal all of Senate bill 1160.
Direct the state legislature to hold public hearings on mental health issues and school safety.
- Fund school safety programs to provide armed police officers or security guards to protect our children in every school in Connecticut.
Fund mental health initiatives which may help identify and provide medical care to people who may be a threat to themselves and others.
NRA has more control over Congress than any other group
The candidates said they backed gun control legislation. Tong praised state legislation requiring that lost or stolen guns be reported in 72 hours to make it harder for their sale to criminals. "That's the kind of leadership we need in Washington, common
sense legislation," he said.
Murphy said lobbying by the National Rifle Association makes such legislation nearly impossible in Washington. "The NRA has more control over Congress than almost any other political interest group there," he said.
Source: The Connecticut Day on 2012 CT Senate Debate
Apr 16, 2012
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