A requirement that two officers begin the process of seizing weapons would change under a bill approved by the Judiciary Committee.
The House voted Wednesday to expand Connecticut’s law for seizing firearms from at-risk individuals.
Democrats pressing for new gun laws are frustrated as they await proposals from the White House.
The White House is preparing a proposal to respond to the mass shootings last month, but it’s unclear what the package contains.
Sen. Chris Murphy said President Donald Trump has wavered since they talked about new gun legislation, but he still has hope for a background check bill.
‘Until I hear directly from him, I’m not willing to concede that history repeated itself and that he has walked away from the commitment he made,’ Murphy said.
Mayors Toni Harp, Luke Bronin, Joe Ganim and others want the U.S. Senate to reconvene and pass gun buyer background check bills.
Connecticut’s Democratic senators plan to re-introduce a universal background check bill this week that was first proposed six years ago as a response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday said he is introducing a bill that would provide federal grants to states for establishing gun violence restraining orders – and said he doubted a broader one Sen. Richard Blumenthal plans to introduce Thursday would pass the Senate.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut has had a “red flag” law for years, but after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, some in Congress think other states should be prodded to allow authorities to remove guns, at least temporarily, from those who may be a danger to themselves or others.