Bill To Protect Women Against Violence Passes in Committee

March 28, 2016

HB 5623, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence by prohibiting possession of firearms by anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order upon notice of being served, was approved in Judiciary Committee today.

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Interview with Comcast Newsmakers

March 16, 2016

I discussed the budget, Connecticut's opioid crisis, and gun violence in an interview with Comcast Newsmakers. Click through to watch the video.

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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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