Speaking out for Ethan’s Law and Reasonable Gun Safety

March 11, 2019

During a hearing of the Judiciary Committee on March 11, I was honored to introduce Mark Barden, a prominent gun-safety advocate who lost his son Daniel in the Sandy Hook School massacre more than five years ago. Mark offered public testimony in support of Ethan's Law, HB 7218, legislation that would close loopholes in Connecticut's state firearm storage laws.

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Representative Stafstrom speaks at press conference on immigration and gun safety

Hearings On Gun Safety, Immigration Bills

March 5, 2019

In an email to residents, Rep. Steven Stafstrom urges the public to speak out at public hearings on legislation dealing with gun safety and immigration. People may sign up to receive his emails on legislation and other news here on his official website.

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Lawmakers Seek Gaming Commission, Competitive Bidding For Resort-Casino

February 26, 2019

The Bridgeport Delegation testified jointly before the Public Safety and Security Committee in support of legislation that seeks to establish a Connecticut Gaming Commission and create a competitive bidding process for a resort-casino at a public hearing Tuesday afternoon.

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Scanlon To Introduce Bill For Ethan's Law In Honor Of Guilford Teenage Gun Victim

November 27, 2018

State Representative Sean Scanlon joined the parents of Ethan Song, a 15-year-old Guilford teenager killed by gun violence last January, at a press conference Tuesday to announce legislation that would become known as Ethan’s Law. The bill, which Scanlon will introduce when the 2019 legislative session begins Jan. 9, would close a loophole in Connecticut law that prohibited prosecutors in Ethan’s killing from charging the owner of the gun used to kill him.

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