One of the bills bars gun owners from leaving a handgun in an unattended motor vehicle unless the firearm is secured, while the other regulates 3D-printed firearms and bans so-called “ghost guns” without serial numbers.
The Connecticut House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to approve a bipartisan gun safety bill sought by the parents of Ethan Song, a 15-year-old Guilford boy killed while handling a .357 Magnum pistol at a neighbor’s house.
Connecticut lawmakers are pushing an array of firearm bills that highlight issues regarding gun safety, rights, and reforms.
Connecticut lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voted Tuesday to move forward legislation that would ban bump stocks and untraceable firearms called “ghost guns.” The measures, passed by the Judiciary Committee, will now move to the floor of the legislature.
Supporters and opponents of two bills that would ban bump stocks and untraceable “ghost guns” packed a public hearing at the state Capitol complex Friday, testifying all day and into the night over the devices. Several states already have enacted or are considering their own bans on bump stocks.