Legislation Needed To Stop Gun Violence

February 8, 2018

This week I joined my colleagues at a press conference in New Haven to announce new legislation to combat gun violence and make our communities safer. The legislation includes a ban on so-called ghost guns and bump stocks, a device used in the killing of 58 people last year in Las Vegas.

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Strengthening Connecticut's gun laws to make its communities safer

February 6, 2018

State Reps. Steve Stafstrom and William Tong joined New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and members of the New Haven Delegation at a press conference on Feb. 5 to introduce legislation that would ban bump stocks and "ghost guns" in Connecticut.

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Baker advocates for initiatives to address gun violence in Bridgeport

January 16, 2018

As Bridgeport residents gathered to mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, state Rep. Andre Baker and members of Project Longevity advocated for initiatives that prevent one less person from falling victim to gun violence.

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Legislators push to establish meaningful accountability for police officers

May 16, 2017

After recent high-profile incidents in Connecticut, lawmakers are voicing their support for House Bill 6663, which aims to establish meaningful accountability for police officers who use excessive force. The bill, which state Rep. Robyn Porter introduced and sponsored, would require police departments to complete an investigation within a 15-day period. If the state's Division of Criminal Justice determines the officer used excessive force, the officer would also be placed on unpaid leave.

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