April 4, 2018 | Press Release
On Tuesday April 3, 2018, the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut Assembly voted – overwhelmingly and with a broad, bipartisan coalition, in support of legislation to ban “bump stocks” and “ghost guns.”
Bump stocks – devices that allow a shooter to fire more rounds, faster – were a major factor in last year’s attack in Las Vegas, in which 58 concertgoers were killed and more than 500 were wounded.
“I was extremely pleased to see both Republican and Democratic legislators vote these reasonable, fair gun safety bills out of committee,” said Allie-Brennan. “These bills respect the rights of gun owners, while supporting a system that ensures responsible, accountable gun ownership. The fact that these bills were supported on a bipartisan basis (36-6 for the Bump Stock Ban and 25-16 for Ghost Gun Ban), speaks volumes to the realization shared by legislators
of good faith on both sides of the aisle. We can have common-sense gun safety laws, that still respect the legal right of Americans to own firearms.”
Both pieces of legislation will now head to the Connecticut House of Representatives and Senate, where they must be voted on by both bodies, before heading to the Governor for his signature.
“I am encouraging voters and residents throughout the 2nd District to reach out to their legislators and express their support for these bills. I’m also encouraging them to watch closely to see who fails to support this legislation. Keep your own scorecard on which legislators put the interests of the NRA, gun lobby and ideological extremists, over the safety of our neighborhoods, communities, and families.”