Discussion surrounding Gov. Lamont’s sweeping gun safety bill shifts to domestic violence

State leaders push for new gun legislation to help curb domestic violence crimes
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 6:23 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2023 at 9:52 AM EST
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A discussion Tuesday on part of the governor’s proposed gun safety bill will focus on domestic violence.

The legislation would enforce what Gov. Ned Lamont called “common sense measures” to prioritize the safety of domestic partners and families.

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and other state-wide leaders will be at the discussion at Safe Haven in Waterbury at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The bill would require a 10-day waiting period before the purchase of a firearm.

Domestic violence would be an immediate disqualifier to obtaining a pistol permit.

The bill would also require safe weapons storage in all homes regardless of who can access the home.

The entire gun safety bill has more than 70 pages and tackles more than just domestic violence.

On the docket, laws to prevent accidents, crimes, and suicides were also prioritized.

A discussion was scheduled over Gov. Ned Lamont's gun bill, which targets domestic violence and gun regulations.