Connecticut women’s lives depend on fate of firearms removal bill

Two bills currently before the legislature would greatly expand protections for victims of domestic violence by ensuring that if a judge determines a victim is in imminent danger and grants a temporary restraining order, all firearms must be taken away from the person being served with the order. It’s time Connecticut closed a dangerous and unnecessary loophole that jeopardizes women’s safety and security in the home.

Shot by relative, he still opposes firearm safety law’s expansion

In this second commentary in a series of opinions both in support and opposition to HB 6962, a firearm storage safety bill, the president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League tells legislators how he was accidentally shot as a youth by a relative who was playing with a stolen gun. “The bullet hit my shoulder, hit my neck, lodged against my spine, hit the artery in my neck. … I lost the use of my arm. And I’m still here today to tell you that I believe that people need to be able to have access to their firearms in a way that they deem fit.