Expansion of Connecticut’s Firearm Safety Act is justified

The Connecticut General Assembly is currently considering HB 6962, an Act Concerning Firearm Safety, that will expand the state’s requirements for safe gun storage and set penalties for gun owners whose firearms fall into the wrong hands. This commentary from Connecticut Against Gun Violence is the first of a series of opinions in support and opposition to the bill. Others will be forthcoming in the days ahead.

The Sandy Hook failure

Federal law requires public schools to seek out, evaluate, identify and provide services to children with disabilities, including children with serious emotional disturbances. In Adam Lanza’s case, apparently, Newtown’s schools did not.