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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Rep. Stafstrom, Police Chiefs Support HB 6200

March 15, 2017

"Anybody who tells you this is a gun bill, it's not," said Stafstrom, an attorney. "This is a police safety bill. This is a public safety bill. ... This is not a Second Amendment issue. Nobody's gun is going to be taken away as a result of this legislation. You're still going to have that same right to own that gun. And it is not a Fourth Amendment issue. Again, if you don't want to be stopped, you just simply conceal carry."

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