Tong Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016

Rep. William Tong and Sen. Eric Coleman, co-chairs of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, joined with Rep. Caroline Simmons, Sen. Mae Flexer and other legislators and advocates on Monday to call for passage of legislation created to reduce violence against women, trafficking of people and prostitution.

A new study shows that 86 percent of state voters support closing a loophole in Connecticut law that allows gun and ammunition purchases by people served with temporary restraining orders.

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Common Sense Gun Safety

March 4, 2016

The legislature is reviewing some common sense gun safety regulations. Police should be able to ask for your gun permit if you are walking in public armed and you should lose your weapons while under a restraining order.

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Executive Action on Gun Violence

January 20, 2016

Today, President Obama announced new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer. I stand with the President’s balanced approach of increasing mental health care access and working to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.

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Federal Judge Upholds CT Gun Law

October 9, 2015

This morning U.S. Circuit Judge José A. Cabranes upheld Connecticut's gun law, ruling that the state had established a compelling state interest in controlling crime.

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