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CT Joins Regional Gun-Control Coalition

February 23, 2018 By Staff
CT Joins Regional Gun-Control Coalition

Connecticut already has some of the most robust gun control laws in the nation.

On Thursday, Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) announced the formation of the new “States for Gun Safety” coalition with New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, and Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island today announced the formation of the new “States for Gun Safety” coalition to combat gun violence. In the face of repeated federal inaction, the multi-state coalition will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding

The multi-state coalition will enter into a “Memorandum of Understanding” to share information amongst law enforcement agencies.

The coalition will also form a “Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium” to study the issue of gun violence and gun control across the region.

With the state budget a hot-button issue in the capital, it’s unclear how much this new regional coalition will cost Connecticut taxpayers.

The Memorandum of Understanding doesn’t get into specifics on information regarding legal gun-owners, and if or how that information may be shared amongst regional law enforcement agencies.

Connecticut already has some of the most robust gun control measures in place, with more legislation addressing “bump stocks’’ and “ghost guns” currently moving fast through the legislature:

Rep. William Tong, the judiciary committee’s co-chairman, said the first step has already been taken as the committee approved drafting bills banning so-called “bump stocks’’ and “ghost guns.’’

While the country struggles in the wake of Florida’s recent school shooting, lawmakers both nationally and at the state level are looking at more gun measures to implement.